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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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NYSPFP VAE/Delirium Prevention: Review of the ABCDEF Bundle: Aligning VAE and Delirium Prevention
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, NYSPFP will host the kick-off webconference in the HIIN ventilator associated event (VAE)/ delirium prevention educational programming.

The programming will focus on prevention practices to reduce VAE and harm from delirium advocated in the “Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation and Delirium (PAD) in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit” recently published in Critical Care Medicine. These practices have been bundled together as the ABCDEF Bundle to enhance care of the critically ill patient.

The webinar will feature national expert Dr. Wesley E. Ely, M.D., M.P.H, Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee and founder of the Vanderbilt ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group. On this webinar, Dr. Ely will share how they implemented the ABCDEF bundle at Van
NYSPFP Preventable Readmissions Kick-off Webinar
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NYSPFP will host a statewide webinar focused on preventable readmissions at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25. This webinar will introduce the Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIIN) Preventable Readmissions Initiative which is focused on:

1. Redesigning the discharge process to engage patients, families, and caregivers in alignment with New York State and Federal regulations such as New York State’s Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act.
2. Improving care transitions between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, utilizing a regional collaborative approach with 8 – 10 hospital and nursing home partnerships.

This webinar will feature Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, founder of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies. At Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, Dr. Boutwell focuses on best practice approaches to improve care transitions, without exclu