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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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Culture of Safety Survey Webinar: Interpreting Results and Action Planning
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NYSPFP will host a webinar on August 15 to provide hospitals with analysis and action-planning tools for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, which NYSPFP offered as a resource for participating hospitals. NYSPFP staff will present strategies and resources to help hospitals interpret and apply facility- and unit-level survey results to drive improvements in patient safety culture.
NYSPFP Regional Conferences: Readmission Reduction Through Partnerships with Patients and Families
8/22/2017, 8/23/2017, 8/24/2017, 9/14/2017, 9/15/2017


NYSPFP is pleased to announce Readmission Reduction Through Partnerships with Patients and Families, five regional, in-person conferences to be held at various locations throughout New York State. These events will focus on helping your hospital reduce the likelihood of readmission by giving your staff the tools to help facilitate a successful discharge plan with patients and care partners.

NYSPFP is organizing these conferences across the state to recognize and promote the emerging practice of integrating care partners, along with the patient, into the discharge planning process. Patient and care partner engagement is shown to reduce health care costs and resource utilization, improve patient experience, and prevent readmissions. The conferences will focus on strengthening discharge systems, processes, and practices with the patient, family, and care partners at the center of
NYSPFP Antibiotic Stewardship Coaching Call
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

On August 23, 2017, NYSPFP will host a coaching call to support hospital efforts to implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Core Elements of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP). The coaching call is a forum for hospitals to share successes and challenges encountered as they work to operationalize the CDC core elements, and ASP faculty will be available to answer questions.
NYSPFP Webinar: Sepsis Care and Antibiotic Stewardship: Can they Co-exist?
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

NYSPFP invites you to join a statewide webinar on August 30 focused on the application of antibiotic stewardship principles in the treatment of sepsis. This webinar will provide practical strategies and tools to guide clinicians in adhering to the antibiotic administration element of the three-hour sepsis bundle while aligning with antibiotic stewardship principles. Common challenges that hospitals encounter will be discussed in addition to the logistics of ensuring both timely antibiotic administration and appropriateness of the antibiotic.
NYSPFP SSI Prevention Webinar: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in Combination with the Advanced Colon Bundle
Thursday, September 7, 2017
7- 8 a.m.

On September 7, 2017, NYSPFP will host a webinar on the role of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) in the reduction of surgical site infections (SSI).

The webinar’s speaker, Dr. Mantyh, will review the evidence behind ERAS protocols for colon surgery, and how ERAS can be combined with the advanced colon bundle to achieve further significant reductions in SSI. In addition to sharing how Duke’s team operationalized ERAS, Dr. Mantyh will share the protocols his team developed to hardwire ERAS “into the workflow for perioperative care.”
NYSPFP ADE Webinar: Safe Opioid Therapy During Transitions of Care
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

As a follow-up to NYSPFP’s Regional ADE conferences in May, which included faculty from the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM), NYSPFP will host a webinar on September 12 to address questions from hospitals on opioid safety during transitions of care.
NYSPFP Regional Conferences: Operationalizing VAE/Delirium Prevention Strategies in the ICU
9/26/2017, 9/27/2017


Please join NYSPFP for the Ventilator-Associated Event (VAE) and Delirium in-person conferences, Operationalizing Prevention Strategies in the ICU. The conference will focus on strategies to implement the "ABCDEF bundle" in the intensive care unit (ICU), with a review of how to operationalize the American College of Chest Physicians and American Thoracic Society’s "Guidelines for Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU" and the Society of Critical Care Medicine's "Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit" (PAD guidelines).

Continuing Medical Education Credits
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Medica