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Upcoming NYSPFP Events

Below is a listing of upcoming NYSPFP Events. For a full description, click "see details."
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VAE/Delirium Prevention: Operationalizing the Pain, Agitation and Delirium Assessments
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

On March 28th, NYSPFP will host a webconference focused on operationalizing the Pain, Agitation and Delirium (PAD) assessments recommended by the 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Pain Agitation and Delirium in the ICU.

Hospitals that have successfully implemented the PAD assessments will share how they trained staff to perform the assessments in the ICU and incorporate the assessments into the daily workflow.

Additionally, NYSPFP staff will share tools and resources to support hospitals as they work to implement the ABCDEF bundle, particularly focusing on the tools for PAD.
NYSPFP Preventable Readmissions Initiative: Webinar Focused on Effective Discharge Planning
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

On April 4, 2017, NYSPFP will host a webinar focused on engaging patients and care partners in the discharge planning process. The webinar will help hospitals meet State and Federal requirements such as the New York State CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable) Act, which requires hospitals to provide adult inpatients, who will be discharged to home, the opportunity to designate a "caregiver" who can assist the patient in their care after discharge.

During the Webinar, Carol Levine, Director of the Families and Health Care Project of the United Hospital Fund, will present a recently published Toolkit on Implementing the New York State CARE Act. The Toolkit details the four key requirements of the CARE Act, from offering patients the opportunity to identify a caregiver through obtaining consent for information sharing, informing patients and caregivers about discharg
NYSPFP Sepsis Webinar: Early Identification of Inpatients
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, April 5, NYSPFP will host a statewide webinar focused on the early identification of sepsis and septic shock for the inpatient population. The webinar is part of a series of web-based education and in-person conferences focused on strategies to achieve reliable adherence to the management of the septic patient.

This webinar will provide an overview of sepsis in the U.S., examine the importance of timely intervention and management, compare and contrast sepsis patient presentation and screening in the emergency department/intensive care units and inpatient floors, discuss strategies to engage physicians in the care of patients with sepsis on the wards, and present the case for the importance of building a multidisciplinary team to care for patients with sepsis.

Featured speakers are Christa Schorr RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FCCM, Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nurs