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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 Webinar: Antibiotic Stewardship/MDRO/CDI Phase III Kickoff: Tracking, Monitoring, and Reporting Antibiotic Prescribing, Use and Resistance
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

On October 18, NYSPFP will introduce Phase III of the HIIN Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP). The webinar will focus on strategies, tools, and resources to help hospitals implement policies and interventions related to Core Elements 5 & 6 of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s "Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship Program:
• Tracking and monitoring antibiotic prescribing, use, and resistance
• Reporting information on improving antibiotic use and resistance

Faculty members will address numerous topics, including policies and strategies that can be adopted to support optimal monitoring and regular reporting of antibiotic prescribing, use, and resistance patterns to both prescribers, front line staff and leadership.
NYSPFP Regional Conferences: Sepsis Improvement Science
10/24/2017, 10/25/2017, 10/26/2017, 11/7/2017, 11/8/2017


NYSPFP is pleased to announce Sepsis Improvement Science, five regional, in-person conferences to be held at various locations throughout New York State in collaboration with Northwell Health’s Clinical Transformation division.

The conferences will incorporate hands-on learning in a small group environment, allowing for one-on-one coaching with our guest experts to improve sepsis outcomes. Attendees are encouraged to bring their facility’s sepsis protocols, policies, and any hospital-specific algorithms to help your team develop hospital-specific improvement processes.

Poster Presentation
Each conference will also feature a poster presentation gallery walk. NYSPFP invites you to share your team’s experience implementing a hospital-wide quality improvement project on sepsis. The poster presentations provide an opportunity for hospitals to showcase their sepsis impro
NYSPFP Safe Patient Handling Data Office Hour
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On October 25, NYSPFP will host an office hours webinar on best practices for the collection and use of data to inform Safe Patient Handling (SPH) programs and drive improvement in worker safety.

NYSPFP staff will discuss the new NYSPFP SPH measure, which was introduced earlier this year. The webinar is a forum to help hospitals clarify their understanding of the measure by communicating directly with NYSPFP staff regarding any questions or concerns. They also can share successes and challenges they encountered while working to collect and submit data for the OSHA 300 form.
VAE/Delirium Prevention: Ventilator Associated Events: Are They Preventable and How Can We Do It?
Thursday, November 9, 2017
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

On November 9, NYSPFP will host a webinar titled “Ventilator Associated Events: Are They Preventable and How Can We Do It?” It will focus on the treatment and management of acute respiratory failure in both the emergency room and the critical care setting and how this can impact ventilator associated event (VAE) rates.

The featured speaker, John Gallagher, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, CEN, RRT, of the University of Pennsylvania, will review interventions to reduce VAE and discuss how his hospital operationalized:
• The application of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) aimed at preventing intubation and during weaning;
• Lung-sparing applications such as use of spontaneous ventilator modalities and low tidal volume ventilation in non-ARDS; and
• Protocolized discontinuation from the ventilator.
NYSPFP SSI Webinar: ERAS Combined with the Advanced Colon Bundle
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

On November 15, NYSPFP will host a webinar focused on how to reduce colon surgical site infections (SSI) by operationalizing the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) approach in tandem with NYSPFP’s advanced colon bundle.

A multidisciplinary team from St. Jude’s Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Health in Fullerton, California, will tell the story of how they discovered the NYSPFP Advanced Colon Bundle online and implemented it. The speakers will share their experience hardwiring the NYSPFP bundle with ERAS elements into their workflow to sustain a more than 50% reduction in colon SSIs.
NYSPFP Antibiotic Stewardship Coaching Call
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

On November 15, 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.