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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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Sepsis Webinar: Improving Transfers and Handoffs in Care for Patients with Sepsis
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

NYSPFP continues its monthly series on sepsis process improvement with a webinar on May 25 focused on improving internal patient handoffs between departments as well as overcoming challenges related to providing optimal care for inter-hospital transfers of patients with sepsis.
NYSPFP Disparities Webinar
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

NYSPFP recently provided facility-specific Disparities Reports. Based on 2014 Statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System (SPARCS) data and 2010–2014 American Community Survey (U.S. Census) data, the reports are intended to generate awareness and provide information to hospitals about the following:

• race and ethnicity data;
• hospital-specific reported data compared with other NYSPFP-participating hospitals;
• race and ethnicity data that the hospital has reported to SPARCS, compared with census data from the geographical area where patients treated at the hospital live; and
• potential areas for improvement in data quality and information on the communities the hospital draws from

This webinar will provide information on how to interpret the NYSPFP Disparities Reports in addition to featuring hospital-specific examples of successful REAL data collection and reporti
Culture of Safety Survey Webinar: Interpreting Results and Action Planning
Friday, June 3, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NYSPFP recently administered the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture as a resource for participating hospitals. This webinar will provide information on how to interpret hospital-specific NYSPFP Culture of Safety Survey Reports in addition to how to use the results as actionable information to drive improvement.

The webinar will feature guest speaker Paula Kent, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., who is the Patient Safety Coordinator at the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Ms. Kent is responsible for the administration of the Safety Culture Assessment Survey at Johns Hopkins Hospital house-wide annually, along with conducting analysis and debriefings. She has been with The Johns Hopkins Hospital for more than 30 years and has an interest in measurement and monitoring of the performance of health care
VAE/Delirium Prevention: How to Hardwire the ABCDEF Bundle to Coordinate Care in the ICU
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

On June 7, NYSPFP will host a webinar focused on Ventilator Associated Event (VAE)/delirium reduction as part of its Critical Care Patient Safety Hub efforts. The webinar will feature national expert Wesley E. Ely, MD, MPH, professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, and founder of the Vanderbilt ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group.

During the webinar, Dr. Ely will discuss how to hardwire the ABCDEF bundle, with a specific focus on preventing and treating delirium as a component of the overall care patients receive in the intensive care unit (ICU). Tools and strategies will be provided to help staff learn how to operationalize the ABCDEF bundle in the ICU. Other topics that will be reviewed include sedation and pain medications, ventilators, and mobilization.
NYSPFP-ACOG OB Safety Educational Coaching Call
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On June 14, NYSPFP and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District II will host a webinar focused on reducing maternal morbidity and mortality associated with persistent hypertension. During the webinar, Peter Bernstein, MD, MPH, Professor of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Director of the Division of Maternal and Fetal Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, will review the Safe Motherhood Initiative’s (SMI) hypertension bundle. NYSPFP staff will review quality improvement approaches to ensure safer care for patients with persistent hypertension in pregnancy, with a particular focus on the drivers that can be addressed to implement elements of the hypertension bundle.