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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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Preventable Readmissions Initiative: Hospital and SNF Collaborative Kick-off Webinar
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, February 28 NYSPFP will host a Preventable Readmissions Kick-off webinar for hospitals and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) participating in the Preventable Readmissions Initiative, which focuses on care transitions. The webinar will provide an overview of the initiative, describe the collaborative approach, disseminate tools and resources, and share a calendar of upcoming events.

NYSPFP will be convening hospitals and SNFs with high readmission rates among shared patients to participate in a collaborative improvement effort to help providers reduce potentially avoidable transfers and readmissions between facilities. The NYSPFP readmissions initiative will address the need for collaboration among providers from all care settings to improve the delivery of care for their shared patients by developing standardized communication and care transitions processes. NYSPFP will su
NYSPFP Webinar: New Evidence-Based Strategies to Reduce Colon SSI
Thursday, March 2, 2017
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

On Thursday, March 2, 2017, from 7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m., NYSPFP will host a webinar to introduce the newest element in the NYSPFP Advanced Colon Bundle: mechanical bowel preparation in combination with oral antibiotics for patients undergoing elective colon surgery.

The webinar will feature Christopher Mantyh, MD, FACS/FASCRS, Professor of Surgery, Chief of Colorectal Surgery, and Chief of Quality at the Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Mantyh will review how a colon bundle was implemented at Duke University Medical Center. The bundle implemented by his team includes mechanical bowel preparation in combination with oral antibiotics, in addition to many elements in the NYSPFP Advanced Colon Bundle. Dr. Mantyh will also share the bundle’s impact on colon surgical site infection (SSI) rates and provide an overview of the evidence supporting the newest element in the NYSPFP Advanced Colo