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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 CDI/MDRO/ASP In-Person Conference: Addressing the Environment as a Reservoir for Infection
11/14/2018, 11/15/2018

NYSPFP will host two regional, in-person conferences on reducing the spread of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs). Each conference will feature faculty from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), a success story from a hospital in the region, and a storyboard gallery walk. NYSPFP conference participants will also have an opportunity to join the SHEA Connection Tour meeting.

SHEA faulty will provide an overview of the epidemiology of MDROs in the hospital and approaches to prevention, discuss how to reduce the role of the environment in the transmission of infection in the health care setting, and detail novel technologies such as ultraviolet light technology and other new technologies, cleaning techniques, and emerging issues.

In addition to the expert faculty presentations, participants also will engage in group action planning and hands-on, faculty-led wor
NYSPFP Readmissions Webinar: Reducing Readmissions through Collaboration with Skilled Nursing Facilities
Monday, December 10, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

On December 10, NYSPFP will host a webinar on reducing readmissions from skilled nursing facilities (SNF). This year, NYSPFP conducted a SNF Readmission Reduction collaborative pilot with a core group of hospitals. The pilot tested tools and strategies to establish and sustain a foundation for ongoing collaboration with SNF partners as part of an overall strategy to reduce readmissions. Data from the pilot shows a 20% improvement in the readmission rates of participating hospitals over the year. The pilot instituted a hospital and SNF collaborative to implement key interventions designed to strengthen relationships, standardize information transfer, and engage patients and care partners in care transitions.
NYSPFP SSI Conference: Optimizing Patients for Surgery and Early Recovery
Thursday, December 13, 2018
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

NYSPFP will host a December 13 conference on using the American College of Surgeons’ Strong for Surgery Toolkit to optimize patients perioperatively and how those tools intersect with Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs. The event also will explore how to standardize for efficiency and operationalize surgical quality improvement initiatives in a resource-limited setting. NYSPFP has promoted the Strong for Surgery (S4S) approach throughout its programming this year, and is excited to bring national experts to provide more insight into how to operationalize S4S and introduce new additions to the toolkit.

Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., MD, MS, Co-Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Utah
Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, FASCRS, Director, Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, America
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