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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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Integrating "Just Culture" into Daily Practice: NYSPFP Culture & Leadership Webconference
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

NYSPFP is pleased to continue to support hospitals in building an organizational safety culture to provide excellent patient care. This webinar, Integrating Just Culture into Daily Practice, will feature David Marx, Chief Executive Officer of Outcome Engenuity and Founder of the Just Culture concepts. Mr. Marx will discuss the core concepts of a just culture—including the behaviors, skills, and strategies that are central to transforming an organization’s culture. Sandra Coletta, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kent Hospital, and Chief Operating Officer of Care New England, will present on her experience in implementing a just culture at her organization.
CAUTI Webconference: CAUTI Guide to Patient Safety, Part 1
Thursday, April 17, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On April 17, NYSPFP will host an educational webconference featuring several hospitals in New York State that have successfully completed the CAUTI Guide to Patient Safety (GPS) tool who will share their experiences. Dr. Sanjay Saint will lead a discussion about the results from the GPS tool and provide guidance to hospitals in developing CAUTI reduction action plans in response to results from the GPS.
NYSPFP Readmissions Webconference: Pilot Phase 3 and Medication Reconciliation at Discharge
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This session is the sixth in a series of eight educational web conferences focused on the 2014 Readmission Reduction Pilot Project. Jeffrey Schnipper, MD, MPH, Director of Clinical Research at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Co-Chair of Partners Clinical Performance: Transitions in Care, will highlight best practices and strategies for conducting medication reconciliation at discharge. Dr. Schnipper will also discuss the important role of the hospitalist in the discharge process. In addition, NYSPFP staff will provide hospitals with tips for evaluating their Phase II findings and lessons learned, and will also present a sample team action plan for Phase III of the pilot. NYSPFP encourages all hospitals, even those not participating in the readmission reduction pilot project, to join the web conference.
Upstate: Regional NYSPFP Advanced Colon Bundle In-Person Conference
Monday, May 5, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(In-person sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m.)

Sheridan Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center
801 University Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210*
*NYSPFP is offering this program streamed to multiple regional locations to allow as many members of the hospital surgical teams as possible to participate. Web-cast locations are listed under the registration heading below.

NYSPFP is pleased to present the Advanced Colon Bundle through an in-person conference in May. Multiple regional sessions will be held to allow as many clinical staff to participate as possible. During these sessions, NYSPFP will provide an overview of the initiative. Robert Cima, MD, MA, Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, will present the evidence behind the initiative’s approach and goals, share successful strategies, and guide hospital teams in developing their initial quality improvement action plans. Michael Timoney, MD, FACS, Vice Chair of Surgery for Quality Improvement at Lutheran Medical Center, and Mark Lema, MD., PHD., Chair of Anesthesiology, Ros
Downstate: Regional NYSPFP Advanced Colon Bundle In-Person Conference
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
(In-person sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m.)

Greater New York Hospital Association
15th Floor Conference Room
555 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019*
*NYSPFP is offering this program streamed to multiple regional locations to allow as many members of the hospital surgical teams as possible to participate. Web-cast locations are listed under the registration heading below.

NYSPFP is pleased to present the Advanced Colon Bundle through an in-person conference in May. Multiple regional sessions will be held to allow as many clinical staff to participate as possible. During these sessions, NYSPFP will provide an overview of the initiative. Robert Cima, MD, MA, Professor of Surgery at the Mayo Clinic, will present the evidence behind the initiative’s approach and goals, share successful strategies, and guide hospital teams in developing their initial quality improvement action plans. Michael Timoney, MD, FACS, Vice Chair of Surgery for Quality Improvement at Lutheran Medical Center, and Mark Lema, MD., PHD., Chair of Anesthesiology, Ros
The Integration of Safe Practices Related to Anticoagulation Management
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

On May 7, NYSPFP will host a webinar focused on safe anticoagulation therapy practices. Kelly Rudd, PharmD, BCPS, CACP, NYS Chapter President of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Anticoagulation at Bassett Medical Center, will provide an overview of new oral anticoagulants, potential complications, and related safety precautions. Additionally, Victoria Agramonte, RN, MSN, Project Manager, IPRO, will discuss the integration of practices that may reduce venous-thromboembolism and potentially preventable readmissions. Practical tools and resources will be provided to support hospitals anticoagulation safety and VTE reduction efforts.