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Below is a listing of upcoming NYSPFP Events. For a full description, click "see details."
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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
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 Culture and Leadership Webinar: Preparing to Administer AHRQ Culture Survey in March
Monday, January 30, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

On Monday, January 30, 2017, NYSPFP will host a webinar to provide details and answer questions about the 2017 administration of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. The webinar will highlight strategies for how to prepare your hospital for the survey and publicizing administration of the survey to achieve the best possible response rate. NYSPFP staff will also review actions required by hospitals and anticipated reporting processes.

NYSPFP encourages all members of hospitals' staff who will be involved in the administration of the Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture to attend the webinar and stay tuned for a future calendar of events.
NYSPFP Preventable Readmissions Kick-off Webinar
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NYSPFP will host a statewide webinar focused on preventable readmissions at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 25. This webinar will introduce the Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIIN) Preventable Readmissions Initiative which is focused on:

1. Redesigning the discharge process to engage patients, families, and caregivers in alignment with New York State and Federal regulations such as New York State’s Caregiver Advise, Record and Enable (CARE) Act.
2. Improving care transitions between hospitals and skilled nursing facilities, utilizing a regional collaborative approach with 8 – 10 hospital and nursing home partnerships.

This webinar will feature Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, founder of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies. At Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, Dr. Boutwell focuses on best practice approaches to improve care transitions, without exclu
NYSPFP VAE/Delirium Prevention: Review of the ABCDEF Bundle: Aligning VAE and Delirium Prevention
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, NYSPFP will host the kick-off webconference in the HIIN ventilator associated event (VAE)/ delirium prevention educational programming.

The programming will focus on prevention practices to reduce VAE and harm from delirium advocated in the “Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation and Delirium (PAD) in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit” recently published in Critical Care Medicine. These practices have been bundled together as the ABCDEF Bundle to enhance care of the critically ill patient.

The webinar will feature national expert Dr. Wesley E. Ely, M.D., M.P.H, Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee and founder of the Vanderbilt ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group. On this webinar, Dr. Ely will share how they implemented the ABCDEF bundle at Van
NYSPFP Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Kickoff Webinar and Introduction of the Value Concept in Sepsis Care
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

NYSPFP will host a statewide webinar focused on sepsis process improvement efforts. The webinar serves as a starting point in a series of web-based education and in-person conferences covering strategies to achieve reliable adherence to the 3- and 6-hour bundles and reduction in sepsis morbidity and mortality, including:

• enhancing early identification and intervention;
• integrating the concept of value into sepsis care protocols;
• applying robust process improvement techniques to sepsis care delivery; and
• improving antibiotic administration and prescribing in concert with antibiotic stewardship.

The kickoff webinar will feature James O’Brien, MD, MSc, System VP of Quality and Patient Safety at OhioHealth , who will share his experience with integrating the concept of value into sepsis process improvement to save lives, improve outcomes, and reduce costs. Dr. O’Brien is t
NYSPFP’s HIIN Measurement Strategy
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

NYS Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP), a joint initiative of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) and Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), in collaboration with IPRO, will hold a webinar to introduce hospitals to its updated measurement strategy for the Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIIN) initiative on November 16. Topics to be discussed includes new measures and changes to the process and outcomes measures used in prior NYSPFP program years.

The major changes to existing measures concern adverse drug events (ADE), readmissions, ventilator-associated events, and delirium. The intent of these changes is to reduce the data collection burden for hospitals while providing a meaningful and actionable process and outcome measures to drive clinical improvement. NYSPFP will also provide an update on the development of new measures that address worker safe
NYSPFP Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Introductory Webinar
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, October 19, NYSPFP will be holding the Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Introductory Webinar from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. NYSPFP is proud to have received one of the 16 national HIIN contracts from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for a two-year program with an option for an additional year. Under the HIIN initiative, NYSPFP and its participating hospitals, along with IPRO, a valued NYSPFP contributor, will continue to advance the improvements made during the previous Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) initiatives that began in 2012 and just concluded at the end of September.

During the Webinar, speakers will provide overviews of CMS' program goals, NYSPFP's approaches to condition-specific initiatives, IPRO's new role in NYSPFP, and the automated enrollment process. We will also take the opportunity to distinguish differences between the pr
Rescheduled SSI/OR Safety Educational Webconference: Glucose Management in the Surgical Patient
Thursday, September 22, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Please join NYSPFP on Thursday, September 22 from 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. for a webinar focused on how to implement a glucose control protocol in both diabetic and non-diabetic surgical patients to prevent hyperglycemia in the perioperative period.

The webinar will feature Lucia Austin-Gil, RN, JD, CPHQ, CPHRM, Senior Director for Patient Safety at Washington State Hospital Association, who will review efforts to implement glucose control protocols in hospitals across Washington State and the impact on the surgical site infection rates as a result of the implementation of those protocols. Hospitals that have successfully implemented a glucose control protocol will also share their experiences.
NYSPFP-ACOG OB Safety Educational Coaching Call
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.

On September 20, NYSPFP and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District II will host the final joint webinar focused on reducing maternal hemorrhage and severe hypertension as well as a discussion on plans for continued support from the NYSPFP, ACOG District II and the NYS Department of Health.
Implementing Rapid Improvements in Sepsis Care
Thursday, September 15, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

NYSPFP concludes its monthly series on sepsis process improvement for HEN 2.0 with a webinar on September 15 focused on performance improvement activities to increase bundle compliance to improve care for sepsis patients. Sam Shields MBA, LSSBB, CPHQ, Director of Operational Excellence at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, will share the process improvement approach which allowed Dartmouth-Hitchcock to achieve rapid diffusion of compliance and improvements across their system.
Glycemic Control Webinar - Putting It All Together
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NYSPFP and the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM) will hold the final webinar in a series dedicated to highlighting hospital successes statewide, including glycemic control process improvements that demonstrate successful outcomes. In HEN 2.0, SHM has provided expert faculty, a portfolio of best practices across all hypo/hyperglycemic prevention processes, access to their licensed website, and education. During the webinar, the SHM expert faculty will provide feedback and recommendations.
Sepsis Webinar: NYS Hospital Experiences
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

NYSPFP continues its monthly series on sepsis process improvement with a statewide webinar on August 10 featuring two NYS hospitals sharing their sepsis process improvement efforts. Kathryn Mason RN, MSN, PCCN, Director, Nursing Education and NYSPFP Quality Initiatives and Kathleen Fanitzi, BSN, RN, CIC, Director of Infection Control at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital will share their experience and successes in implementing a comprehensive program for the care of sepsis patients. Allison Glasser, Director of Operations Patient Safety within the Office for Excellence in Patient Care at Mount Sinai Hospital, will also discuss their quality improvement approach to improving care for patients with sepsis.
NYSPFP-ACOG OB Safety Educational Coaching Call
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

On August 9, NYSPFP and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District II will host a webinar reviewing three safe motherhood initiative (SMI) bundles on persistent hypertension, maternal hemorrhage and venous thromboembolism (VTE). During the webinar, hospitals that have successfully implemented the maternal hemorrhage and hypertension bundles will share their experiences, and ACOG SMI faculty will review the VTE bundle.
NYSPFP Communications Training - Frontline Conversations: Improving Communication with Patients, Families & Colleagues
Friday, August 5, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Doubletree
Syracuse, NY 13057
NYSPFP is pleased to offer communication skills training as a resource to hospitals' direct care staff to strengthen effective communication with colleagues, patients, and their family members during critical periods throughout the hospitalization. This includes bedside shift changes, multidisciplinary team rounding, and at the time of discharge.

This interactive, three-hour training program will concentrate on communication styles, managing difficult conversations, building rapport, and using patient-centered dialogue. The training will provide coaching on techniques for effective communication during shift changes between co-workers, as well as engaging patients and family members at the bedside to convey trust and understanding. Given the patient's condition, this training helps frontline staff to allay any fears the patient or family member may have about the course of the hosp
NYSPFP Communications Training - Frontline Conversations: Improving Communication with Patients, Families & Colleagues
Thursday, August 4, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Genesee Community College
Batavia, NY 14020
NYSPFP is pleased to offer communication skills training as a resource to hospitals' direct care staff to strengthen effective communication with colleagues, patients, and their family members during critical periods throughout the hospitalization. This includes bedside shift changes, multidisciplinary team rounding, and at the time of discharge.

This interactive, three-hour training program will concentrate on communication styles, managing difficult conversations, building rapport, and using patient-centered dialogue. The training will provide coaching on techniques for effective communication during shift changes between co-workers, as well as engaging patients and family members at the bedside to convey trust and understanding. Given the patient's condition, this training helps frontline staff to allay any fears the patient or family member may have about the course of the hospi
CANCELLED: SSI/OR Safety Educational Webconference: Glucose Management in the Surgical Patient
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Please note that the SSI/OR Safety Educational Webconference is being rescheduled. A new date and time will be provided shortly.
NYSPFP PFE Webinar Series 3: Implementing and Sustaining a Patient and Family Advisory Council
Thursday, July 28, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

NYSPFP is pleased to present the final session in a three part webinar series on "How to Create and Sustain a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to Improve Patient Safety" featuring the experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the CMS PFP Person and Family Engagement Contractor.

This webinar will provide concrete information to help organizations form and sustain a patient and family advisory council. In this webinar, participants will learn about:

• Example PFAC activities and projects
• Tracking and communicating PFAC accomplishments including metrics and interaction with other committees
• How to sustain work with and integrate advisors into your organization
• Specific examples and experiences from HANYS hospitals and external hospitals
NYSPFP Communications Training - Frontline Conversations: Improving Communication with Patients, Families & Colleagues
Monday, July 25, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council Media Center
Hauppauge, NY 11788
NYSPFP is pleased to offer communication skills training as a resource to hospitals' direct care staff to strengthen effective communication with colleagues, patients, and their family members during critical periods throughout the hospitalization. This includes bedside shift changes, multidisciplinary team rounding, and at the time of discharge.

This interactive, three-hour training program will concentrate on communication styles, managing difficult conversations, building rapport, and using patient-centered dialogue. The training will provide coaching on techniques for effective communication during shift changes between co-workers, as well as engaging patients and family members at the bedside to convey trust and understanding. Given the patient's condition, this training helps frontline staff to allay any fears the patient or family member may have about the course of the hospi
NYSPFP Communications Training - Frontline Conversations: Improving Communication with Patients, Families & Colleagues
Friday, July 22, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
HANYS George Allen Room
Rensselaer, NY 12144
NYSPFP is pleased to offer communication skills training as a resource to hospitals' direct care staff to strengthen effective communication with colleagues, patients, and their family members during critical periods throughout the hospitalization. This includes bedside shift changes, multidisciplinary team rounding, and at the time of discharge.

This interactive, three-hour training program will concentrate on communication styles, managing difficult conversations, building rapport, and using patient-centered dialogue. The training will provide coaching on techniques for effective communication during shift changes between co-workers, as well as engaging patients and family members at the bedside to convey trust and understanding. Given the patient's condition, this training helps frontline staff to allay any fears the patient or family member may have about the course of the hospita
NYSPFP PFE Webinar Series 2: Recruiting, Informing and Selecting Patient and Family Advisors
Thursday, July 21, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

NYSPFP is pleased to present the second in a three part webinar series on "How to Create and Sustain a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to Improve Patient Safety" featuring the experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the CMS PFP Person and Family Engagement Contractor.

This webinar will provide concrete information to help organizations identify, recruit, and train patient and family advisors, with the goal of developing sustained and meaningful partnerships. In this webinar, participants will learn:

• Strategies and techniques for finding and selecting potential advisors, with special emphasis on diversity
• Characteristics of successful and effective advisors
• The importance of training and orienting advisors, and the information that needs to be conveyed
• Strategies for successful initial interactions with advisors
• How to problem so
NYSPFP Communications Training - Frontline Conversations: Improving Communication with Patients, Families & Colleagues
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 and Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Greater New York Hospital Association
555 West 57th Street, 15th Floor Conference Center
New York, NY 10019

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Greater New York Hospital Association
555 West 57th Street, 15th Floor Conference Center
New York, NY 10019
NYSPFP is pleased to offer communication skills training as a resource to hospitals' direct care staff to strengthen effective communication with colleagues, patients, and their family members during critical periods throughout the hospitalization. This includes bedside shift changes, multidisciplinary team rounding, and at the time of discharge.

This interactive, three-hour training program will concentrate on communication styles, managing difficult conversations, building rapport, and using patient-centered dialogue. The training will provide coaching on techniques for effective communication during shift changes between co-workers, as well as engaging patients and family members at the bedside to convey trust and understanding. Given the patient's condition, this training helps frontline staff to allay any fears the patient or family member may have about the course of the hosp
NYSPFP PFE Webinar Series 1: How to Create and Sustain a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to Improve Patient Safety: Getting Started
Thursday, July 14, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

NYSPFP is pleased to present the first of a three part series on "How to Create and Sustain a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) to Improve Patient Safety" featuring the experts from the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the CMS PFP Person and Family Engagement Contractor.

This webinar will provide an explanation of the key elements and goals of person and family engagement, reasons for and benefits of working with patient and family advisors, the importance of leadership buy-in and how to gain this support, and finally, discussion about how to identify opportunities for advisors within your organization. In this webinar, participants will learn:

• What patient and family advisors do and how they can help healthcare organizations improve quality and safety
• Overview of patient and family advisory councils including what they do, logistics, membership, structu
Focused Reduction Strategies: Inpatient Antibiotic Stewardship to Reduce Clostridium difficile Infections
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, NYSPFP will host a webinar on reducing Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections. Arjun Srinivasan, MD, Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, and Medical Director, Get Smart for Healthcare, in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), will provide the national perspective of antibiotic stewardship and strategies for practically implementing hospital-based antibiotic stewardship programs. Dr. Srinivasan will discuss the critical role antibiotic stewardship plays to bring about C. difficile reduction and will highlight the CDC’s Core Elements of Hospital Antibiotic Stewardship.
NYSPFP Communications Training: Pre-Training Webinar
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

NYSPFP will host in-person training workshops for frontline nurses and other direct care staff on building communication skills that will more effectively engage patients and family members. The training sessions are offered as a resource to hospitals' direct care staff to strengthen effective communication with colleagues, patients, and their family members during critical periods throughout the hospitalization. This includes bedside shift changes, multidisciplinary team rounding, and at the time of discharge.

Prior to attending an in-person training course, all registrants are asked to participate in this 45-minute pre-training webinar for an overview of the training's key topics. The pre-training webinar will prepare attendees to share challenging scenarios and optimize the training program. A brief "Idea-based" pre-conference assignment will also be addressed.
CANCELED: NYSPFP Sepsis Improvement Webinar
Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Please be advised that the NYSPFP Sepsis Improvement webinar that was rescheduled to take place on Tuesday June 28, from 2 to 3 p.m. is being rescheduled to a later date once again to allow hospitals to participate in the New York State Department of Health (DOH)/IPRO-hosted webinar focused on how to interpret hospitals’ sepsis data audit feedback reports, as well as CMS’ webinar on revisions to the Severe Sepsis/Septic Shock Early Management Bundle—both scheduled for this week.

Please be sure to remove the NYSPFP Sepsis Improvement webinar from your calendars. NYSPFP is working to reschedule its webinar for a more convenient time, and will alert participants of the new details as soon as possible.

As a reminder, the purpose of the webinar is to emphasize performance improvement activities to drive change and increase bundle compliance to improve care for sepsis patients wi
Glycemic Control Coaching Call - Oral Hypoglycemics
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NYSPFP, in partnership with the Society of Hospital Medicine, will hold an informational coaching call focused on the use of oral agents in blood glucose management. This webinar has been planned in direct response to feedback provided by attendees of the recent in-person NYSPFP Glycemic Control conferences.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Practical Strategies to Enhance Care for the ICU Patient: Preventing VAE and Delirium using the ABCDEF Bundle
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

On May 24, NYSPFP and Atlantic Quality Innovation Network-IPRO will jointly host an educational webinar focused on implementing the ABCDEF bundle to reduce delirium and ventilator associated events (VAE).

Faculty:

Jean Hsieh, MD., Assistant Professor of the Division of Critical Care Medicine, Einstein/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx will provide an overview of how the ABCDEF bundle was implemented at Montefiore Medical Center, with a particular emphasis on practical strategies to shift ICU culture to adopt delirium screening as part of everyday workflow

Shellie Rizza NP-C, Critical Care Nurse Practitioner and the critical care team from St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, will discuss how to effectively engage the multidisciplinary team (MDT) to implement the most current innovative practices for the ICU patient through the ABCDEF bundle.
Adverse Drug Event Webinar: Glycemic Control Coaching Call
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

NYSPFP, in partnership with the Society of Hospital Medicine, will hold an informational coaching call focused on perioperative blood glucose management in direct response to feedback provided by attendees of the recent in-person NYSPFP Glycemic Control conferences requesting additional information on this topic.
Sepsis Process Improvement Webinar: Fluid Management for Patients with Sepsis
Wednesday April 27th, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, April 27, NYSPFP will host a webinar-based panel discussion on fluid management for patients with sepsis. The expert panel will discuss the pros, cons, and challenges of fluid management for patients with sepsis to ensure clinical excellence and the most positive patient outcomes.
NYSPFP VAE and Delirium Conference: Strategies to Reduce VAE and Delirium
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Greater New York Hospital Association
555 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Please join us for NYSPFP's in-person conference series, "Strategies to Reduce VAE and Delirium" on April 26th in Syracuse, NY and April 27th in Manhattan, NY from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The focus of the conferences will be on evidence-based best practices and strategies to reduce Ventilator Associated Events (VAE) and Delirium within the critical care setting. The conference will include an interactive team activity to discuss troubleshooting strategies, discussion on how to operationalize the tools presented, and time for hospital-specific action planning.
NYSPFP VAE and Delirium Conference: Strategies to Reduce VAE and Delirium
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 *
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Embassy Suites
6646 Old Collamer Road South
East Syracuse, NY 13057

*Please note that the Syracuse session will be web-streamed live to the following locations:

Nicholas H. Noyes Memorial Hospital -Conference Room C / Basement (web-streamed live)
111 Clara Barton St. Dansville, NY 14437

Claxton Hepburn Medical Center- Hess Auditorium (web-streamed live)
214 King St. Ogdensburg, NY 13669

Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital-Auditorium B (web-streamed live)
75 Beekman Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital –Media Center (web-streamed live)
1393 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788

Northern Dutchess Hospital-Cafeteria Conference Rooms 1 & 2 (web-streamed live)
6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Salvatore's Garden Place Hotel
6615 Transit Road, Williamsville NY 14221

Healthcare Association of New York State - George Allen Room A (web-streamed live)
One Empire Drive, Rensselaer, NY 12144
Please join us for NYSPFP's in-person conference series, "Strategies to Reduce VAE and Delirium" on April 26th in Syracuse, NY and April 27th in Manhattan, NY from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The focus of the conferences will be on evidence-based best practices and strategies to reduce Ventilator Associated Events (VAE) and Delirium within the critical care setting. The conference will include an interactive team activity to discuss troubleshooting strategies, discussion on how to operationalize the tools presented, and time for hospital-specific action planning.
ADE Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting – Batavia
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Clarion Hotel
8250 Park Road
Batavia, NY 14020
NYSPFP is hosting a series of in-person conferences focused on Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting, which will be held in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicine, in various locations throughout the State. The session will convene hospitals’ multidisciplinary adverse drug event reduction teams to learn about evidence-based best practices and process improvement strategies related to inpatient glycemic control.

Through the glycemic control initiative, NYSPFP will help hospitals implement insulin protocols and other key glycemic control interventions. The session will cover the following overarching themes:

• Innovation of performance improvement strategies to continually seek excellence
• Glycemic control protocols, order sets, and other key interventions for critical care and non-critical care patients
ADE Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting – Syracuse
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Embassy Suites
6646 Old Collamer Rd S
East Syracuse, NY 13057
NYSPFP is hosting a series of in-person conferences focused on Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting, which will be held in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicine, in various locations throughout the State. The session will convene hospitals’ multidisciplinary adverse drug event reduction teams to learn about evidence-based best practices and process improvement strategies related to inpatient glycemic control.

Through the glycemic control initiative, NYSPFP will help hospitals implement insulin protocols and other key glycemic control interventions. The session will cover the following overarching themes:

• Innovation of performance improvement strategies to continually seek excellence
• Glycemic control protocols, order sets, and other key interventions for critical care and non-critical care patients
NYSPFP-ACOG OB Safety Educational Coaching Call
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On April 12, NYSPFP and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District II, will host a webinar focused on reducing maternal hemorrhage. During this webinar, staff from South Nassau Communities Hospital will describe how they implemented the hemorrhage bundle. Additionally, NYSPFP staff will discuss quality improvement approaches to support hospital’s work to reduce mortality and morbidity associated with maternal hemorrhage.
CAUTI Reduction Webconference: Emergency Room Interventions
Thursday, April 7, 2016
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

On April 7, NYSPFP will host a catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) reduction webconference focused on strategies for the emergency department (ED) staff to assure that all indwelling urinary catheters inserted in the ED are medically necessary, thus potentially reducing CAUTI. NYSPFP staff will review the ED CAUTI quality improvement pilot to optimize catheter utilization, and strategies to spread gains made in the ED to the floors.
ADE Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting – Albany
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Healthcare Association of New York State
1 Empire Drive
Rensselaer, NY 12180
NYSPFP is hosting a series of in-person conferences focused on Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting, which will be held in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicine, in various locations throughout the State. The session will convene hospitals’ multidisciplinary adverse drug event reduction teams to learn about evidence-based best practices and process improvement strategies related to inpatient glycemic control.

Through the glycemic control initiative, NYSPFP will help hospitals implement insulin protocols and other key glycemic control interventions. The session will cover the following overarching themes:

• Innovation of performance improvement strategies to continually seek excellence
• Glycemic control protocols, order sets, and other key interventions for critical care and non-critical care patients
ADE Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting – Hauppauge
Friday, April 1, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council
1383 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
NYSPFP is hosting a series of in-person conferences focused on Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting, which will be held in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicin, in various locations throughout the State. The session will convene hospitals’ multidisciplinary adverse drug event reduction teams to learn about evidence-based best practices and process improvement strategies related to inpatient glycemic control.

Through the glycemic control initiative, NYSPFP will help hospitals implement insulin protocols and other key glycemic control interventions. The session will cover the following overarching themes:

• Innovation of performance improvement strategies to continually seek excellence
• Glycemic control protocols, order sets, and other key interventions for critical care and non-critical care patients
NYSPFP Sepsis Process Improvement Webinar
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, March 30, NYSPFP will host a webinar to highlight practical tips on how to operationalize the early identification of patients with sepsis in the inpatient setting. Steven Simpson, M.D., Acting Director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Medical Director of three intensive care units at the University of Kansas Medical Center, will present on how to increase early recognition of sepsis in patients on hospital floors including medical, surgical and telemetry units. In addition, representatives from the University of California San Francisco Medical Center and Wake Forest Baptist Health will join the webinar to present on their successes in implementing a code sepsis and rapid response system approach to facilitate earlier diagnosis and treatment.
ADE Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting – New York
Wednesday March 30, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
GNYHA Conference Center
555 West 57th St, 15th Floor
New York, NY, 10019
NYSPFP is hosting a series of in-person conferences focused on Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting, which will be held in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicine, in various locations throughout the State. The session will convene hospitals’ multidisciplinary adverse drug event reduction teams to learn about evidence-based best practices and process improvement strategies related to inpatient glycemic control.

Through the glycemic control initiative, NYSPFP will help hospitals implement insulin protocols and other key glycemic control interventions. The session will cover the following overarching themes:

• Innovation of performance improvement strategies to continually seek excellence
• Glycemic control protocols, order sets, and other key interventions for critical care and non-critical care patients
NYSPFP Adverse Drug Event Reduction Office Hours Webinar
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

NYSPFP will hold a webinar on Tuesday, March 29 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. to highlight New York State hospitals’ experiences and best practice strategies related to adverse drug event reporting and monitoring. In addition to presentations from hospitals, NYSPFP staff will also provide clarification on its measurement strategy for adverse drug events.

The webinar will assist hospitals to:

• Identify clinical implications relative to adverse drug events associated with high risk medications
• Understand the measures associated with high-alert medication adverse drug events and data portal entry
• Network with hospitals in NYSPFP to learn more about their processes surrounding adverse drug events
VAE/Delirium Prevention: Operationalizing Assessments for Agitation and Delirium
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
3:00 – 4:15 p.m.

On March 8, NYSPFP will host a webinar for critical care professionals on the prevention of ventilator-associated events (VAE) and delirium. The webinar will feature national expert Dr. Wesley E. Ely, M.P.H, Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, and Founder of the Vanderbilt ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group. During the webinar, Dr. Ely will review how to operationalize agitation and delirium assessments, including the Richmond Agitation-Sedation Scale (RASS), Sedation Agitation Scale (SAS), Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist (ICDSC) and Confusion Assessment Method for the ICU (CAM-ICU). Additionally, Dr. Ely will discuss choice of drugs and ideal RASS/SAS scores. NYSPFP staff will also introduce its new VAE/Delirium Prevention Action Planning tool.
SSI/OR Safety Educational Webconference: Impact of an Effective Colon Bundle on Reducing SSI Rates
Thursday, March 3, 2016
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

On March 3, NYSPFP will host a webinar focused on the positive impact of effective colon bundle implementation on reducing colon surgical site infection (SSI) rates. The featured speaker of this webinar is Dr. David Rivadeneira, Vice Chair of the Suffolk Surgical Strategic Initiatives for Northwell Health and Director of both Surgical Services and Colorectal surgery at Huntington Hospital, in addition to being Professor of Surgery at Hofsta School of Medicine Dr. Rivadeneira will share his hospital’s experience with implementing and hardwiring the advanced colon bundle into their surgical workflow and subsequent reductions in colorectal SSI rates. Additionally, NYSPFP staff will review tools developed to assist hospitals to implement and monitor implementation of the advanced colon bundle.
NYSPFP-ACEP Webinar: Improving Sepsis Care in the ED
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, February 24 NYSPFP will host the first webinar in a series focused on sepsis process improvement efforts.

The webinar will focus on approaches to help hospitals improve severe sepsis and septic shock care processes in the Emergency Department setting as well as the hardwiring of techniques to ensure consistent, reliable implementation of evidence-based information into emergency care practice. Featured guest speaker, Alan Jones, MD, FACEP Professor and Emergency Department Chairman of the University of Mississippi Medical Center will present on how he has operationalized best practices and optimized care for patients with severe sepsis and septic shock.

Leaders from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), including Arjun K. Venkatesh, MD MBA, MHS, of Yale University School of Medicine and ACEP, will also join the webinar to provide information about their
Focused Reduction Strategies: Effective Environmental Cleaning to Reduce Clostridium difficile Infections
Friday, February 19, 2016
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

On Friday, February 19, 2016, NYSPFP will host a webinar on reducing Clostridium difficile infections. David Calfee, MD, MS, Chief Epidemiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center, will describe the impact of effective environmental cleaning in reducing Clostridium difficile and other hospital-acquired infections. Dr. Calfee will speak to the critical importance of implementing both daily and terminal cleaning protocols and strategies to reduce Clostridium difficile infections, and describe the specific efforts a team at NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medical Center has implemented.
NYSPFP-ACOG OB Safety Educational Coaching Call
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On February 9, NYSPFP and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) will host a webinar focused on reducing maternal hemorrhage and severe hypertension. During this webinar, ACOG faculty will present a case scenario related to hemorrhage and identify potential opportunities for improvement. NYSPFP staff will discuss quality improvement approaches to support hospital’s work to reduce mortality and morbidity associated with maternal hemorrhage and persistent hypertension.
CANCELLED: NYSPFP Sepsis Process Improvement Kickoff Webinar
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, January 27 at 2:00 p.m. NYSPFP will host a statewide webinar focused on sepsis process improvement efforts. The webinar, which is the first in a series, serves as a starting point to share successes among New York State hospitals, best practices, and provide education on evidence-based protocols from national experts in the field. Topics that will be covered through the sepsis process improvement series include strategies to:

• enhance early identification;
• improve care for the septic transfer patient;
• advance adherence to 3- and 6-hour bundle elements; and
• ensure teamwork and collaboration.

The webinar will feature a panel of representatives from local New York hospitals who will share their process improvement-related successes and innovations.
Ventilator Associated Event (VAE) Prevention: Beyond infections - the development of the ABCDEF Bundle
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.

On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, NYSPFP will host the first webinar in the Critical Care Patient Safety Hub VAE/ Delirium prevention series. The webinar will feature national expert Dr. Wesley E. Ely , M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee, and the founder of the Vanderbilt ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group. On this first webinar, Dr. Ely will share the history, development and implementation of the ABCDEF bundle at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Additionally, NYSPFP staff will provide an overview of the NYSPFP approach to reducing VAE and delirium.
Glycemic Control Initiative Kickoff Webinar
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m., NYSPFP will launch its glycemic control initiative with a webinar for hospitals’ multidisciplinary adverse drug event reduction teams. Diabetes educators, nutritionists, physician and nursing leadership, pharmacists, hospitalists, intensivists, and frontline care givers are encouraged to participate.

NYSPFP, in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), will support hospitals’ continued efforts to implement processes that promote effective glycemic control in the inpatient setting. Through the NYSPFP glycemic control initiative, NYSPFP will assist hospitals with implementing basal-bolus insulin protocols and other key glycemic control interventions.
The Overall Picture of Clostridium difficile and Focused Reduction Strategies
Friday, December 18, 2015
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

On December 18, NYSPFP will hold the first webinar in a series focused on reducing Clostridium difficile infections. This is a new clinical content area within NYSPFP, but one in which hospitals have concentrated their infection prevention strategies for years. L. Clifford McDonald, MD, Senior Advisor for Science and Integrity in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be the guest speaker. Dr. McDonald will describe the overall epidemiology of Clostridium difficile and various ways to prevent the spread of it and other multi-drug resistant organisms. He will also discuss infection prevention and environmental cleaning strategies, and will stress the critical importance of antimicrobial stewardship.
NYSPFP-ACOG OB Safety Educational Coaching Call
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On December 8, NYSPFP and the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) will be hosting the first of a five webinar series focused on reducing maternal hemorrhage and severe hypertension. During this webinar, ACOG faculty will present a case scenario related to hypertension and identify potential opportunities for improvement, followed by a hospital presentation on the implementation of processes necessary to achieve compliance with the ACOG Safe Motherhood Initiative (SMI) clinical bundle. NYSPFP staff will discuss the technical support that will be offered to hospitals as they work to enhance obstetrical safety related to maternal hemorrhage and severe hypertension. The outcome and process measures NYSPFP will collect in 2016, adapted from those collected by the ACOG SMI initiative, will also be discussed.
Getting Started: Curriculum and Measurement Strategy
Friday, December 4, 2015
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

During this webconference, NYSPFP staff will present on the following areas, in addition to responding to questions from participating hospitals.

1. NYSPFP Measurement Strategy
• Participants will be provided with an overview of the original measures with an in-depth description of measures that are new or different in HEN 2.0
• NYSPFP staff will review data submission processes, where applicable, as well as an overview of the NYSPFP data portal; and
• Participants will receive information about NYSPFP’s processes to streamline data collection and reporting for hospitals, including review of National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) conferring rights, National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) waiver process, and alignment with the New York State Department of Health’s sepsis initiative.

2. NYSPFP Approach and Curriculum:
• NYSPFP staff will provide participants w
SSI/OR Safety Educational Webconference: Bundle Implementation Can Reduce SSI Rates
Thursday, December 3, 2015
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

On December 3, NYSPFP will host a webinar to provide information on its “no harm across the board” approach to assist hospitals in addressing colon surgical site infections (SSI), including steps that can be implemented in the pre, intra and post-operative period. The webconference will feature Dr. Michael Timoney, Chief Quality Officer and Vice Chairman of Surgery at NYU Lutheran Medical Center. Dr Timoney will discuss how the colon bundle was operationalized within his hospital and the subsequent impact on colon SSI rates associated with bundle compliance.
NYSPFP Introduction to HEN 2.0 Webconference
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Please join us on October 7, 2015 for an introduction to the NYS Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP). HANYS and GNYHA are pleased to announce they have been awarded a one-year contract from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to continue the NYSPFP initiative.

This introductory webinar will provide information on the new strategies that will be employed to assist hospitals in addressing multiple sources of harm, with a focus on engaging frontline caregivers in improvement efforts, while complementing other state efforts to advance patient safety.
Register Now: NYSPFP Advanced Quality Education



NYSPFP is pleased to announce that it will provide each NYSPFP-participating hospital site with five subscriptions to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School Program for the period of December 1, 2014, through November 30, 2015. NYSPFP believes these courses will provide an added benefit for hospitals working to embed quality improvement throughout their organizations. This offering is intended to provide quality leaders with advanced quality management knowledge in multiple domains. Register the NYSPFP liaison and four designated staff per hospital site. (Note: Each hospital site must be registered separately.)

About IHI Open School:
Offers 23 self-learning modules with more tha
NYSPFP Webconference on Addressing Healthcare Disparities
Monday, December 8, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

As part of its focus on Culture and Leadership supporting hospitals to enhance their patient safety culture, NYSPFP will host a webconference to provide hospitals with practical information on how to identify and address healthcare disparities, improve quality, and deliver high quality care. Hospital representatives will discuss cross-cutting strategies and interventions that have helped them to achieve equity while improving quality and access to care. The webconference will also review national resources and efforts for eliminating health disparities.
NYSPFP Hospital Quality Improvement Education Sessions
12/5/2014

Friday, December 5, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
GNYHA Offices
555 W. 57th St.
15th Floor- Conference Center
New York, NY 10019

Webcast streaming will be available at the following location:
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council
1393 Veterans Memorial Highway
Media Center- 1st Floor
Hauppauge, NY 11788
NYSPFP is holding two in-person educational sessions focused on the fundamentals of hospital quality improvement. These NYSPFP-hosted sessions will equip staff that may be new to quality positions and responsibilities, in all specialties, including medical staff, hospitalists, nursing, pharmacy, therapies, information technology, etc. Expert faculty from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement will provide the education. Hospitals should identify multiple key staff in their organization who they believe will be able to positively impact operational, patient safety, and quality improvement work.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project: In-Person Obstetrical Safety Summit
12/2/2014, 12/3/2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Sign-in begins at 10:00 a.m.)
Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
1 Empire Drive
Rensselaer, NY 12144

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Sign-in begins at 1:30 p.m.)
Greater New York Hospital Association
555 West 57th Street, 15th Floor Conference Center
New York, NY 10019
The New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC)/New York State Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP) Obstetrical Improvement Project will be hosting two in-person learning sessions on December 2 and December 3, 2014. These regional in-person conferences are an opportunity to bring hospital obstetric teams together to celebrate hospitals’ reductions in early elective deliveries (EED), share strategies for sustaining low EED rates and discuss best practices for EED, hemorrhage, and hypertension management.

During these sessions, national experts will present the evidence related to continued improvement work in these areas, and review practices for sustainability.

Hospital teams should choose to attend one of the two sessions, as both will cover the same content.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Educational Coaching Call
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The next NYSPQC/NYSPFP educational coaching call will take place on November 18. The coaching call is designed to support hospitals as they focus on reducing morbidity and mortality associated with maternal hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia, in addition to supporting hospitals' ongoing work to sustain reductions in early elective deliveries.

Featured speakers for this session include Peter Cherouny, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Vermont and Chair of the Perinatal Community at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Patricia Heinrich, RN, MSN, Quality Improvement Consultant, and NYSPQC/NYSPFP staff.
Pressure Ulcer Improvement: Two-Part Webconference Series
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NYSPFP will host a two-part educational webconference series on November 4 and November 18, from noon to 1 p.m., featuring Joyce Black, Ph.D., R.N., C.W.C.N., Director of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). During the first session, Dr. Black will review the NPUAP pressure ulcer staging system and describe the difference between a pressure ulcer and other forms of skin breakdown. In the second session, Dr. Black will discuss the categories of support surfaces and product selection for preventing and treating hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.
VTE Prevention and Treatment Series: NYS Hospital Experiences
Thursday, November 6, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This webinar is part of an NYSPFP educational series on VTE prevention and treatment. During this webinar representatives from hospitals in New York State will join to share their internal VTE efforts, experiences, best practices and lessons learned.

In addition to the educational series, NYSPFP and IPRO staff are available to provide one-on-one tailored support to hospitals in identifying best practices and developing targeted action plans. More information, including a full list of the NYSPFP VTE prevention and treatment series webinar dates, is available online. Materials from past sessions may also be accessed here.
Pressure Ulcer Improvement: Two-Part Webconference Series
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

NYSPFP will host a two-part educational webconference series on November 4 and November 18, from noon to 1 p.m., featuring Joyce Black, Ph.D., R.N., C.W.C.N., Director of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). During the first session, Dr. Black will review the NPUAP pressure ulcer staging system and describe the difference between a pressure ulcer and other forms of skin breakdown. In the second session, Dr. Black will discuss the categories of support surfaces and product selection for preventing and treating hospital-acquired pressure ulcers.
VTE Prevention and Treatment Series: Coaching Call
Thursday, October 23, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

In follow up to the statewide educational call held on October 9, 2014, this coaching call is designed to support hospitals in developing and implementing VTE prevention and treatment practices. Here you can find more information about the NYSPFP VTE Prevention and Treatment series.
Fall 2014 NYSPFP Preventable Readmissions In-Person Conferences
10/16/2014, 10/17/2014, 10/21/2014, 10/22/2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council
1393 Veterans Memorial Highway
Media Center - 1st Floor
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Friday, October 17, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Greater New York Hospital Association
555 W. 57th St.
15th Floor – Conference Center
New York, NY 10019

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
6301 New York 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Clarion Hotel
8250 Park Rd.
Batavia, NY, 14020
NYSPFP will hold regional in-person conferences in October on preventable readmissions. The conferences will be an opportunity for all NYSPFP hospitals—especially those participating in the Readmissions Reduction Pilot Project—to share information, experiences with pilot activities, and practical implementation strategies for preventing avoidable readmissions. Amy Boutwell, M.D., M.P.P., founder of Collaborative Health Strategies and co-Principle Investigator of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement STAAR Initiative, will present strategies for improving—and hardwiring—care processes throughout the hospital stay, including at pre-admission and post-discharge. The session will include a Hospitalist panel to discuss optimizing their role in readmission prevention.
VTE Prevention and Treatment Series: Practical Management of Newer Anticoagulants and Implications for Preventable Readmissions
Thursday, October 9, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This webinar is part of an NYSPFP educational series that will continue through November, 2014 on VTE prevention and treatment. During this webinar Allison Burnett, PharmD, PhC, CACP, Director of Inpatient Anticoagulation Management Services at the University of New Mexico Hospital will join us to discuss the practical management of new anticoagulants and implications for preventable readmissions.

In addition to the educational series, NYSPFP and IPRO staff will be available to provide support to hospitals in identifying best practices and developing targeted action plans. More information, including a full list of the NYSPFP VTE prevention and treatment series webinar dates, is available in theVTE Overview Calendar.
CAUTI Prevention Webconference: Hardwiring Improvement
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

On September 30, NYSPFP will host a webconference focused on sustaining efforts to reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI). This session will begin with NYSPFP staff sharing recent CAUTI data in New York State and introducing a set of CAUTI Guiding Principles to assist hospitals in supporting their reduction efforts. The webconference will feature Sanjay Saint, M.D., M.P.H., George Dock Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan and the Director of the Veterans Affairs (VA)/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program, and the Associate Chief of Medicine at the Ann Arbor VA Medical Center. Dr. Saint will discuss strategies to hardwire practices and maintain CAUTI reductions, with focus on the lifecycle of the catheter, reducing CAUTIs in Intensive Care Unit settings, reviewing Tier 1 (use of indwelling urinary catheter kits) and Tier 2 (
CLABSI Prevention Webconference: Hardwiring Improvement
Monday, September 29, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

On September 29, NYSPFP will host a webconference focused on sustaining efforts to reduce central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). This session will feature Brian Koll, M.D., F.A.C.P, F.I.D.S.A., Medical Director and Chief Hospital Epidemiologist at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center and Executive Director of Infection Prevention Mount Sinai Health System and Ghinwa Dumyati, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine/Epidemiologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Koll and Dr. Dumyati will review the latest recommendations for CLABSI prevention published by the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and discuss strategies to hardwire practices and maintain CLABSI reductions.
VTE Prevention and Treatment Series: Coaching Call
Thursday, September 25, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

In follow up to the statewide educational call held on September 11, 2014, this coaching call is designed to support hospitals in developing and implementing VTE prevention and treatment practices. Here you can find more information about the NYSPFP VTE Prevention and Treatment series.
Readmissions Webconference Training: NYSPFP 30-day Potentially Preventable Readmissions Report (PPR)
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Since 2012, the NYS Partnership for Patients has provided each hospital with quarterly, facility-specific readmission diagnostic reports. The next PPR report is scheduled to be released in October. This session will provide basic review and advanced training of the use and analysis of the 30-day PPR to assist your hospital to prioritize efforts as you continue your preventable readmission reduction work. NYSPFP encourages all hospitals, even those not participating in the readmission reduction pilot project, to join the web conference.
SSI/OR Safety Educational Webconference: Reduce Colon SSI through Effective Glucose Management
Thursday, September 18, 2014
7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

NYSPFP will host an educational Webconference for hospital surgical and quality improvement teams featuring Shaun Sullivan, MD, Perioperative Medical Director, Anesthesiologist at the Skagit Valley Hospital, Mount Vernon, Washington and Bellingham Anesthesia Associates and Janice Whitman, RN, MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist at Skagit Valley Hospital. Dr. Sullivan and Ms. Whitman will discuss how they developed, implemented, and operationalized their hospital’s glucose management protocol for surgical patients. Additionally, Dr. Sullivan and Ms. Whitman will share their glycemic management protocols in the pre, intra and post-operative periods.
NYSPFP Opioid Safety Webinar Series #3: Best Practices and NY Hospital Experiences
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Featuring faculty from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), this webinar series focuses on enhancing opioid safety within hospitals, including innovative improvement strategies related to prescribing, order review, administration and monitoring. On September 17, hospital teams are invited to participate in a lively facilitated discussion of best practices for prescribing, dispensing, administering, and monitoring of opioids. Ample time will be allotted for teams wishing to ask questions regarding safe opioid practices. Additionally, local NY hospital representatives will present on their efforts to enhance opioid safety.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Educational Coaching Call
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The next NYSPQC/NYSPFP educational coaching call will take place on September 16. During this session, the overall progress on reducing early elective deliveries (EED) to date will be reviewed, along with a discussion of strategies for sustaining change. NYSPQC staff will also review some frequently asked questions related to data entry for EED.

Featured speakers for this session include Peter Cherouny, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Vermont and Chair of the Perinatal Community at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Patricia Heinrich, RN, MSN, Quality Improvement Consultant, and NYSPQC/NYSPFP staff.
NYSPFP Culture & Leadership Conference: The Role of Leaders, Followers, and Culture in Preventing Harm
Thursday, September 11th and Friday, September 12th
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


Thursday, September 11th
The Best Western Plus Carrier Circle
6555 Old Collamer Road South
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Friday, September 12th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
GNYHA
555 W. 57th St., 15th Floor Conference Center
New York, NY 10019

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Islandia Marriott Long Island (web-streamed live)
3635 Express Drive North
Islandia, NY 11749

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St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital (web-streamed live)
70 Dubois Street
Newburgh, NY 12550
Please join us for the NYSPFP Culture and Leadership in-person conference, The Role of Leaders, Followers, and Culture in Preventing Harm on September 11 in Syracuse and September 12 in Manhattan, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The focus of the conference is on the role of hospital leaders in advancing a culture of patient safety.
VTE Prevention and Treatment Series: Surgical Safety; Reversal and Interruption of Anticoagulants
Thursday, September 11, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This webinar is part of an NYSPFP educational series that will continue through November, 2014 on VTE prevention and treatment. During this webinar Charles “Kurt” Mahan, PharmD, RPh, PhC, Director of Outcomes Research at the New Mexico Heart Institute and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at the University of New Mexico, will join us to discuss VTE and surgical safety, as well as the reversal and interruption of anticoagulants.

In addition to the educational series, NYSPFP and IPRO staff will be available to provide support to hospitals in identifying best practices and developing targeted action plans. More information, including a full list of the NYSPFP VTE prevention and treatment series webinar dates, is available in the Overview Calendar.
VTE Prevention and Treatment Series: Coaching Call
Thursday, August 28, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

In follow up to the statewide educational call held on August 14, 2014, this coaching call is designed to support hospitals in developing and implementing VTE prevention and treatment practices. Here you can find more information about the NYSPFP VTE Prevention and Treatment series.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Educational Coaching Call
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This coaching call is designed to support hospitals in developing and implementing protocols to facilitate early detection and treatment of maternal hypertension. During the webinar, the NYS Department of Health will review its recently released guidelines and tools for hypertensive disorders in pregnancy. Additionally, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) will provide an overview of the tools available from ACOG’s Safe Motherhood Initiative for hospitals to use. These tools are aimed at facilitating early detection and treatment of hypertensive disorders, particularly pre-eclampsia.
VTE Prevention and Treatment Series: High Level Update
Thursday, August 14, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This webinar is part of an NYSPFP educational series that will continue through November, 2014 onVTE prevention and treatment. During this webinar Charles “Kurt” Mahan, PharmD, RPh, PhC, Director of Outcomes Research at the New Mexico Heart Institute and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy at the University of New Mexico, will join us to provide an update on innovative VTE prevention and treatment strategies. Dr. Mahan will also highlight implementation challenges and methods to break through barriers.

In addition to the educational series, NYSPFP and IPRO staff will be available to provide support to hospitals in identifying best practices and developing targeted action plans. More information, including a full list of the NYSPFP VTE prevention and treatment series webinar dates, is available on
Using the Data to Improve Care with Opioids: NYSPFP Opioid Safety Webinar Series #2
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Featuring faculty from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), this webinar series focuses on enhancing opioid safety within hospitals, including innovative improvement strategies related to prescribing, order review, administration and monitoring. On August 13, participants will learn about practical tools and resources to assess organizational knowledge and clinical practice with opioids, and how to use data to influence change and improve care.
VTE Prevention and Treatment Series: Coaching Call
Thursday, July 31, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This coaching call is designed to support hospitals in developing and implementing VTE prevention and treatment practices, in follow up to the statewide educational call held on July 17, 2014. Here you can find more information about the NYSPFP VTE Prevention and Treatment series.
Implementing the Advanced Colon Bundle: Stage I FAQs
Thursday, July 17, 2014
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

On July 17, NYSPFP will host a webinar featuring David Calfee, MD., Chief Hospital Epidemiologist for the New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center, who will review some frequently asked questions on the Advanced Colon Bundle elements. Dr. Calfee will discuss evidence behind skin preparation and pre-operative chlorhexadine bathing, in particular. An overview of the recommended antibiotic prophylaxis for colon surgery, how to adapt protocols for high risk patients, and re-dosing protocols will also be presented.

Several NYSPFP hospitals that have successfully completed the Advanced Colon Bundle gap analysis will share their experiences with completing the tool and discuss progress with implementation of specific bundle elements thus far.
VTE Prevention and Treatment Series: Identifying Improvement Opportunities
Thursday, July 17, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This webinar is the first in a successive series of NYSPFP VTE prevention and treatment educational opportunities that will continue through November, 2014. During this webinar NYSPFP staff will provide a brief overview of its VTE prevention and treatment program which is designed to support the implementation of processes to prevent VTE and improve performance. Additionally, Victoria Agramonte, R.N., M.S.N., IPRO Project Manager, will provide support to hospitals about how to effectively review and analyze current organizational VTE prevention and treatment efforts to identify improvement opportunities. Best practices as well as sample VTE prevention and treatment protocols, order sets, and risk assessments will also be discussed.

More information, including a full list of webinar dates, is available
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Educational Coaching Call
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Maternal hemorrhage risk assessment tools will be reviewed during the July 15 NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Educational Webconference, including a focus on the tool developed by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) District II Safe Motherhood Initiative. This webinar is intended for a multidisciplinary audience of obstetricians, midwifes, nursing staff and quality improvement professionals and will provide information on assessment tools to help hospitals identify potential opportunities for improvement in their maternal hemorrhage emergency response protocols.
Safe Opioid Practices: NYSPFP Webinar Series #1
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

This webinar is the first in a series of three webinars focused on enhancing opioid safety within hospitals. The series, intended for a multidisciplinary audience of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, medication safety officers, and quality improvement professionals, will provide information on innovative improvement strategies related to prescribing, order review, administration and monitoring, and other safe opioid practices.

Featuring faculty from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), this series of webinars will also provide practical tools and resources, such as organizational and knowledge assessments and information about identifying potential opportunities for improvement.
CAUTI Reduction Webconference: Guide to Patient Safety, Part 2
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

On June 24, NYSPFP will host an educational webconference focused on successes in overcoming barriers to CAUTI reduction. Several hospitals will discuss both their achievements and challenges with reducing CAUTI. National CAUTI expert, Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, will participate in the webconference and will provide guidance on how to reduce and maintain a low CAUTI rate, with specific focus on how to effectively utilize the CAUTI Guide to Patient Safety (GPS) tool, engage resistant clinicians, and hardwire practices to prevent harm from CAUTI.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Educational Coaching Call
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Educational Webconference is designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing morbidity and mortality associated with maternal hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia.
Readmissions Webconference: Pilot Review and Post Hospital Care
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This session is the final web conference in a series focused on the 2014 Readmission Reduction Pilot Project. St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center will share their pilot experience to date, and review best practice strategies, challenges, lessons learned, and next steps in their readmission prevention activities.

NYSPFP staff will review key strategies for Phase III of the Pilot Project, ensuring post hospital care connections are made prior to discharge to support the patients continued progress at discharge and beyond. Staff will also discuss the continued NYSPFP readmission prevention efforts including preparation for the fall in-person sessions and guidance on hospitals as they develop their readmissions storyboards for these sessions.
Optimizing Care for the Ventilated Patient and Preventing VAE
Thursday, June 5, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

On June 5, NYSPFP will host a webinar focused on practices to optimize care to prevent both the infectious and non-infectious complications commonly affecting ventilated patients. Sahil Raoof, M.D., FACP, FCCP, FCCM, will review the ventilator-associated event (VAE) definition and discuss common issues with VAE reporting. In addition, Dr. Raoof will review strategies to prevent the non-infectious complications for ventilated patients, including prevention of barotrauma. Michael Apostolakos, M.D., will provide an overview of best practices in ventilator care, including mobilizing the patient to reduce delirium and other complications.
The Patient and Family Engagement Paradigm: Building an Organizational Framework
Monday, June 2, 2014 or Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel
6301 New York 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Tuesday, June 3, 2014
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Greater New York Hospital Association
555 W. 57th St.
15th Floor
New York, NY 10019

The June 3rd session will be webcast to the following new location:
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council
1383 Veterans Memorial Highway
Suite 26
Hauppauge, NY 11788
NYSPFP will hold regional in-person conferences in June focused on patient and family engagement. The conferences are designed to support hospitals to advance meaningful patient and family engagement by sharing information, tools, experiences and practical implementation strategies. The conference will explore opportunities to effectively engage patients and families from organizational system-level approaches as well as at the bedside.

Susan Edgman-Levitan, PA, Executive Director, John D. Stoeckle Center for Primary Care Innovation, Massachusetts General Hospital; Tanya Lord, PhD, MPH, Patient Engagement Consultant at Foundation for Healthy Communities New Hampshire, and others, will join members of the New York State health care community in presenting strategies for implementing structures that support engagement and involving patients through operational processes at the bedside.
Interconnected Care Delivery: Preventing Delirium in Ventilated Patients Reduces VAE
Thursday, May 22, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

On May 22, NYSPFP will host an educational webinar featuring E. Wesley Ely, M.D., M.P.H., focused on the link between ventilator associated events (VAE) and delirium in ventilated patients. Dr. Ely is a national expert on improving care and outcomes of critically ill patients, having conducted extensive research focused on the problems facing older patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). During this webinar, Dr. Ely will review how to prevent, assess and treat delirium in the ventilated patient to reduce VAE delirium which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Educational Coaching Call
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project educational webconference will review strategies to sustain reductions in the rate of early elective deliveries, in addition to providing clarification around the new measures for maternal hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia.
Readmissions Webconference: Pilot Phase 3 and Preventing Readmissions at the Point of Discharge and Beyond
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NYSPFP is pleased to feature Mark V. Williams, M.D., Director, Center for Health Services Research, Professor and Vice Chair Department of Internal Medicine, and Interim Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Kentucky, who will discuss critical communication strategies at discharge to ensure safe transitions across the continuum of care to mitigate risk for readmission. Dr. Williams will also share relevant tools and resources for hospital staff, patients and family/caregivers to promote a comprehensive patient-centered discharge plan.

Also on the call, NYSPFP staff will provide an overview of Phase 3 of the Preventable Readmissions Pilot Project which focuses on key activities at discharge including, ensuring patient and family/caregiver are fully prepared for post hospital care and providing timely and thorough communication to post hospital providers. NYSPFP staf
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
NYSPFP Readmissions Webconference: Patient & Caregiver Education and Empowerment
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

This session is the fifth in a series of eight educational web conferences focused on the 2014 Readmission Reduction Pilot Project. Pam Dardess, Principle Researcher for the Health Program at the American Institutes for Research, will provide an overview of the AHRQ Guide to Patient and Family Engagement Strategy 4 which focuses on Care Transitions from Hospital to Home and IDEAL discharge planning. Pam will discuss the basic principles and strategies to help hospitals develop effective relationships with patients, family members and caregivers and engage them in the discharge planning process to improve care transitions and reduce readmissions. As part of this process, the April 8 session will provide hospitals with a better understanding of how to validate the patient’
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project - In-Person Learning Session: Early Elective Deliveries, Maternal Hemorrhage and Pre-eclampsia
Monday, April 7, 2014 or Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Monday, April 7, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Sign-in begins at 10:00 a.m.)
Greater New York Hospital Association
555 West 57th Street, 15th Floor - Conference Center
New York, NY 10019

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Sign-in begins at 10:00 a.m.)
DoubleTree by Hilton Syracuse
6301 State Route 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057
The New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC)/New York State Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP) Obstetrical Improvement Project will be hosting two in-person learning sessions on April 7 and April 9, 2014. During these sessions, national experts will present the evidence behind the program’s goals and approach and provide guidance for hospital teams in developing their initial action plans to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with maternal hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia. Additionally, these regional in-person conferences are an opportunity to bring hospital obstetric teams together to celebrate hospitals’ reductions in early elective deliveries (EED) to date and share best practices to hardwire changes and durable reductions in the EED rate.

Hospital teams can choose to attend one of the two sessions, as both will cover the same content.
Advanced Colon Bundle Kick-Off Webconference
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

On April 2, NYSPFP will introduce the Advanced Colon Bundle, designed to help hospitals accelerate reductions in colorectal surgical site infections (SSI). Robert Cima, MD, Professor of Surgery and Consultant at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, will share his hospital’s experience with bundles, how best practices were hardwired into the surgical workflow, and subsequent reductions achieved in colorectal SSI. Following this webinar, NYSPFP will host regional in-person conferences featuring Dr. Cima to provide guidance on how to operationalize the bundle and improvement interventions.
CANCELLED: Innovations for Enhancing Safety in the Use of Anticoagulants
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

NYSPFP will be rescheduling this webconference for a later date. Please adjust your calendars accordingly.
Understanding and Use of the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Webconference
Thursday, March 27, 2014
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This webconference will focus on how hospitals can best use the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture data to make further improvements towards achieving a culture of safety. Featured speakers will be, Theresa Famolaro and Suzanne Streagle, at Westat, Inc, a research corporation that consulted in the statistical design, data collection and management, and research analysis for the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture. Information on understanding the results of the survey and a framework to facilitate the development of improvement work plans will be provided. In addition, representatives from hospitals who have achieved successful results will share their success stories. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the program.
NYSPFP Readmissions Webconference: Engaging a Multidisciplinary Clinical Team
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

This session is the fourth in a series of eight educational web conferences focused on the 2014 Readmission Reduction Pilot Project. NYSPFP staff will discuss strategies for evaluating hospital’s Phase 1 pilot activities and provide a detailed overview of Phase 2 activities which includes key interventions for readmission risk mitigation during the hospital stay. The session will also include a hospital presentation on specific approaches to engaging a multidisciplinary clinical team in their readmission reduction efforts to ensure that roles, responsibility and accountability are established for every patient on the pilot unit who are identified as being at risk for readmission. NYSPFP encourages all hospitals, even those not participating in the readmission reduction pilot project, to join the web conference.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Educational Coaching Call
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project educational webconference is the second session in a two-part series to introduce two new focus areas of the project: maternal hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia. During this webinar, NYSPFP/NYSPQC staff will provide an overview of the educational programming and measurement strategy related to pre-eclampsia.
Interventions to Enhance Surgical Safety across the Continuum of Care
Thursday, March 20, 2014
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

On March 20, NYSPFP will host an educational webinar featuring hospitals in New York State that have successfully implemented interventions to reduce harm to the surgical patient in the pre, intra and post-operative period. During this webinar, members of the multidisciplinary team(s) responsible for implementing these interventions will share their experiences and how they reduced common complications affecting surgical patients including surgical site infections, post-operative venous thromboembolism and post-operative sepsis.
Insulin-Focused ADE Webinar Series Part 4: Advancing the Prevention of Hypo- and Hyperglycemic Events
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

This webinar is the last in a series of four webinars focused on strategies for effective glycemic control for inpatients. During this session a brief recap of best practices and innovations related to insulin therapy will be provided. Then, the floor will be open for interactive audience questions, answers and discussion with Greg Maynard, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of the University of California San Diego Center for Innovation and Improvement Science and Kristi Kulasa, M.D., Endocrinologist at University of California San Diego Medical Center. Dr. Maynard and Dr. Kulasa will provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions related to hypoglycemia management and prevention strategies, as well as measurement and continuous monitoring.

In preparation for the webinar, the NYSPFP asks that you forward your questions about effective glycemic control t
Insulin-Focused ADE Webinar Series Part 3: Advancing the Prevention of Hypo- and Hyperglycemic Events
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

This webinar is the third in a series of four webinars focused on strategies for effective glycemic control for inpatients. The series is intended to provide a forum to exchange information on best practices and innovations related to insulin therapy. Principles of implementing basal bolus insulin regimens will be discussed, including concepts that may be integrated into hospitals' basal-bolus insulin protocols and order sets. Dr. Greg Maynard, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Director of the University of California San Diego Center for Innovation and Improvement Science, and Senior Vice President of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Center for Hospital Innovation and Improvement, will join this call to discuss hypoglycemia management and prevention strategies, as well as benefits and recommendations for measurement and continuous monitoring.
NYSPFP Readmissions Webconference: Pilot Phase 1 Begins and Medication Reconciliation on Admission
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

As hospitals begin phase 1 of the NYSPFP Readmissions Pilot Project, this program will focus on key activities and the rapid-cycle improvement approach to change. NYSPFP is also pleased to welcome Anne Myrka, BS Pharm, MAT, BCPS, Pharmacist, Healthcare Quality Improvement Program, IPRO, who will review medication reconciliation issues on admission, and team accountability, collaboration and communication related to medication risk mitigation activities. Representatives from Crouse Hospital will discuss pharmacy involvement in medication reconciliation on admission for prevention of adverse drug events, and preventable readmission.
Overview of the 2014 NYSPFP Measures and Measurement Strategy
Thursday, February 27, 2014
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

This instructional webinar will focus on a review of the NYSPFP measurement strategy for 2014, including an overview of all measures and highlighting changes for 2014. The changes include adding new measures and eliminating others. These changes were made to better meet the 2014 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Partnership for Patients program and measurement objectives, provide hospitals with additional comparative data to help analyze performance improvement progress, and streamline and reduce the reporting burden on hospitals. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the webinar.
Insulin-Focused ADE Webinar Series Part 2: Advancing the Prevention of Hypo- and Hyperglycemic Events
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

This webinar is the second in a series of four webinars in February and March focused on strategies for effective glycemic control for inpatients. The series is intended to provide a forum for professionals that manage patients on insulin therapy to exchange information on best practices and innovations. Principles of implementing basal bolus insulin regimens will be discussed, including concepts that may be integrated into hospitals' basal-bolus insulin protocols and order sets.
CAUTI Webconference
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This Webconference will examine the current state of the NYSPFP CAUTI Initiative, including activities to date and current data results. Hospital progress will be gauged via an interactive polling feature. Following this setting of the stage, Dr. Sanjay Saint will introduce the CAUTI Guide to Patient Safety (GPS), a tool to help guide the development and implementation of CAUTI reduction activities based on hospital-specific factors. Hospitals will be encouraged, with the help of their project managers, to implement the GPS tool in advance of the next CAUTI Webconference in April. Dr. Saint will also discuss the newly added NYSPFP measure, the CAUTI population rate.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Educational Webconference
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Educational Webconference will provide attendees with an overview of the approach of the initiative for 2014, with a particular focus on the new areas of maternal hemorrhage and pre-eclampsia.
NYSPFP Readmissions Webconference: Mitigating Risk Factors for Discharge Planning on Admission
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

This webconference will focus on the hospital admission risk assessment and the corresponding initiation of discharge planning strategies to mitigate the risk for readmission. Representatives from St. Peter’s Hospital and John T. Mather Memorial Hospital will discuss how they have identified a high-acuity pilot unit to assess patients at risk for readmission and implemented specific interventions during the hospitalization to mitigate these risks as much as possible. In addition, NYSPFP staff will review the goal and key processes for mitigating risk factors when planning the discharge process on admission.
Insulin-Focused ADE Webinar Series: Advancing the Prevention of Hypo- and Hyperglycemic Events
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

This webinar is the first in a series of four webinars in February and March focused on strategies for effective glycemic control for inpatients. The series is intended to provide a forum for professionals that manage patients on insulin therapy to exchange information on best practices and innovations. Principles of implementing basal bolus insulin regimens will be discussed, including concepts that may be integrated into hospitals’ basal-bolus insulin protocols and order sets.
Readmissions Webinar # 1 - Identify High-Risk Patients and Appropriate Interventions
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This Web conference will focus on the first phase of the Readmissions Pilot Project and identify specific interventions that can be implemented during the hospital admission process to help prevent readmissions. NYSPFP is pleased to feature Mark V. Williams, MD, Director, Center for Health Services Research, Professor and Vice Chair Department of Internal Medicine, and Interim Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Kentucky, who will discuss evidence-based high-risk factors for readmission. Identifying patients at risk for readmission is a key intervention during the hospital admission process to provide the care team with the information necessary to initiate a comprehensive patient-centered care plan.

During the Web conference participants will receive detailed information about the requirements of Phase 1, as well as the timeline for participation. All NYSPFP hos
NYSPFP 2014 Preventable Readmissions Kickoff Webconference: A Rapid-Cycle Pilot Project to Reduce Avoidable Readmissions
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

This Webconference marks the beginning of the 2014 NYSPFP approach to addressing preventable readmissions. During the event, NYSPFP staff will introduce a new rapid-cycle improvement pilot project focused on opportunities to improve patient care by reducing preventable readmissions. Participants will receive detailed information about the requirements of the project, as well as the timeline for participation. All NYSPFP hospitals, including those that have previously opted out of the readmissions initiative, are encouraged to participate.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Coaching Call is designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation and improving perinatal safety.
Using Evidence to Improve Outcomes for the Surgical Patient: Post-Operative Interventions
Thursday, January 16, 2014
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

On January 16, NYSPFP will host an educational webinar featuring hospitals in New York State that have successfully implemented post-operative interventions to reduce harm to the surgical patient. During this webinar, hospital representatives will share their experiences of implementing effective evidence based strategies to reduce harm to surgical patients such as appropriate glucose control in the post-operative patient, timely urinary catheter removal and venous thromboembolism prophylaxis. Additional strategies, including patient counseling on home glucose control and wound care, will also be discussed.
NYSPFP ADE/Medication Safety Office Hours Webinar
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NYSPFP is holding an Adverse Drug Event (ADE)/medication safety webinar on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. This webinar will be a continued discussion on NYSPFP’s new approach to reducing ADEs and promoting medication safety. The call will focus primarily on strategies for collecting data related to the NYSPFP ADE measures and how hospitals might consider using the data to develop tailored interventions. Additionally, hospital representatives will have the opportunity to ask one another about how to best implement evidence-based ADE reduction strategies.
NYSPFP 2014 Kickoff Webconference
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Please join us on January 8th for the NYS Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP) 2014 Kickoff Webconference. This event for leadership and the primary NYSPFP liaisons from each participating hospital will mark NYSPFP's third year of working to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and preventable readmissions. The Webconference will feature NYSPFP staff discussing the approach in this third year of the initiative, which will be embedded in a set of guiding principles designed to foster a culture of safety, excellence, and integration of continuous quality practices.
NYSPFP ADE/Medication Safety Office Hours Webinar
Thursday, December 19, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NYSPFP is holding an ADE/medication safety “office hours” webinar on Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. During this webinar, hospital representatives will have the opportunity to share their experiences in beginning to carry out their ADE/medication safety action plans, as well as collectively learn from one another about how to best implement evidence-based strategies. Additionally, hospital representatives will share their strategies for collecting data related to the new NYSPFP ADE measures, and lessons learned from the data that they are beginning to use in developing targeted interventions.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Coaching Call is designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation and improving perinatal safety.
SSI/OR Safety Educational Webconference: Reducing Colorectal Surgical Site Infections Part II
Thursday, December 5, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

On December 5, NYSPFP will host an educational webinar on the reduction of colorectal surgical site infections (SSIs). Patchen Dellinger, M.D., Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center, will provide attendees with an overview of how colon SSI reduction practices, such as glucose control, appropriate and timely antibiotic prophylaxis, and pre-operative screening, were incorporated into the workflow at his hospital. Dr. Dellinger will discuss the practical challenges encountered and provide tips on how to overcome barriers to enhance safety of surgical patients.

David. P. Calfee M.D., and Ghinwa Dumyati M.D., will also provide an overview of the changes in the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) definitions of colon SSIs and discuss how the change in NHSN definition may have impacted the colon SSI rates in New York.
CAUTI Office Hours Series
Monday, December 2, 2013
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

In follow up to the in-person CAUTI reduction events held in September, NYSPFP will host five CAUTI “office hours” led by Dr. Sanjay Saint and supported by regional physician and nurse leaders. Each session in the series will be an open forum for discussion, questions, and answers, organized around a particular theme in CAUTI reduction and urinary catheter utilization and management.

The focus of the December 2 Office Hours session is: Is There a Relationship between Incontinence and Pressure Ulcers? How Can Incontinence-Associated Skin Breakdown Be Prevented?
One-Day Obstetrics Focused TeamSTEPPS Training
Monday, November 25, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
GNYHA Conference Center
555 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019
This one-day training session, led by expert faculty from the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, will focus on the fundamental principles of TeamSTEPPS as applied in the obstetrical setting. TeamSTEPPS is an evidence-based approach to improving communication and teamwork skills. During the training session, attendees will learn about strategies to consider as they integrate these skills into daily routines.

What is TeamSTEPPS?
TeamSTEPPS is a teamwork system designed for health care professionals, scientifically rooted in more than 20 years of research and lessons from the application of teamwork principles. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supported the initial development and the ongoing improvement in TeamSTEPPS in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense. It includes:

• A powerful solution to improving patient safety within your
Newburgh: NYSPFP Regional ADE Educational Sessions Featuring ISMP Faculty
Friday, November 22, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Hilton Garden Inn
15 Crossroads Court
Newburgh, NY 12550
As part of its adverse drug event (ADE) reduction efforts, NYSPFP has partnered with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) to provide hospitals with education and evidence-based practice recommendations for anticoagulants, insulin, and opioids, as well as medication reconciliation. These regional in-person educational programs will focus on best practices in medication management and the prevention of errors.

In addition to the practice recommendations that will be provided, attendees will learn how the new, optional ADE measures project will provide meaningful information to assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of opportunities to reduce ADEs.

As always, NYSPFP project managers and staff are on hand to assist and support hospital efforts as they implement both their new measurement strategies and any new initiatives to reduce adverse drug events.
CAUTI Office Hours Series
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

In follow up to the in-person CAUTI reduction events held in September, NYSPFP will host five CAUTI “office hours” led by Dr. Sanjay Saint and supported by regional physician and nurse leaders. Each session in the series will be an open forum for discussion, questions, and answers, organized around a particular theme in CAUTI reduction and urinary catheter utilization and management.

The focus of the November 20 Office Hours session is: Reducing Catheter Insertions in the Emergency Department Setting.
Albany: NYSPFP Regional ADE Educational Sessions Featuring ISMP Faculty
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
HANYS
George Allen Room
One Empire Drive
Rensselaer, NY 12144
As part of its adverse drug event (ADE) reduction efforts, NYSPFP has partnered with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) to provide hospitals with education and evidence-based practice recommendations for anticoagulants, insulin, and opioids, as well as medication reconciliation. These regional in-person educational programs will focus on best practices in medication management and the prevention of errors.

In addition to the practice recommendations that will be provided, attendees will learn how the new, optional ADE measures project will provide meaningful information to assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of opportunities to reduce ADEs.

As always, NYSPFP project managers and staff are on hand to assist and support hospital efforts as they implement both their new measurement strategies and any new initiatives to reduce adverse drug events.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Coaching Call is designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation and improving perinatal safety.
NYSPFP Patient and Family Engagement Forum: Supporting the Safe Handoff of Care
Monday, November 18, 2013
9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
GNYHA Conference Center
555 W. 57th Street, 15th Floor
NYSPFP is holding a regional in-person patient and family engagement (PFE) forum focused on nurse bedside shift reports as one strategy for hospitals to effectively involve patients and family members as partners in their care.

Pam Dardess, Principle Researcher for the Health Program at the American Institutes for Research, will provide an overview of the AHRQ Guide to Patient and Family Engagement. Particular attention will be paid to the rationale behind and step-by-step guidance for hospitals to implement nurse bedside shift reports, as one key strategy included in the AHRQ Guide. Specifically, attendees will learn about tools to support implementation, including bedside shift report checklists, tips for training nurses to conduct a bedside shift report
NYC: NYSPFP Regional ADE Educational Sessions Featuring ISMP Faculty
Friday, November 15, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
GNYHA Conference Center
15th Floor Conference Room
555 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
As part of its adverse drug event (ADE) reduction efforts, NYSPFP has partnered with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) to provide hospitals with education and evidence-based practice recommendations for anticoagulants, insulin, and opioids, as well as medication reconciliation. These regional in-person educational programs will focus on best practices in medication management and the prevention of errors.

In addition to the practice recommendations that will be provided, attendees will learn how the new, optional ADE measures project will provide meaningful information to assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of opportunities to reduce ADEs.

As always, NYSPFP project managers and staff are on hand to assist and support hospital efforts as they implement both their new measurement strategies and any new initiatives to reduce adverse drug events.
Syracuse: NYSPFP Regional ADE Educational Sessions Featuring ISMP Faculty
Friday, November 15, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
6301 New York 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057
As part of its adverse drug event (ADE) reduction efforts, NYSPFP has partnered with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) to provide hospitals with education and evidence-based practice recommendations for anticoagulants, insulin, and opioids, as well as medication reconciliation. These regional in-person educational programs will focus on best practices in medication management and the prevention of errors.

In addition to the practice recommendations that will be provided, attendees will learn how the new, optional ADE measures project will provide meaningful information to assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of opportunities to reduce ADEs.

As always, NYSPFP project managers and staff are on hand to assist and support hospital efforts as they implement both their new measurement strategies and any new initiatives to reduce adverse drug events.
Rochester: NYSPFP Regional ADE Educational Sessions Featuring ISMP Faculty
Thursday, November 14, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Rochester Airport Marriott
1890 Ridge Road West
Rochester, NY 14615
As part of its adverse drug event (ADE) reduction efforts, NYSPFP has partnered with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) to provide hospitals with education and evidence-based practice recommendations for anticoagulants, insulin, and opioids, as well as medication reconciliation. These regional in-person educational programs will focus on best practices in medication management and the prevention of errors.

In addition to the practice recommendations that will be provided, attendees will learn how the new, optional ADE measures project will provide meaningful information to assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of opportunities to reduce ADEs.

As always, NYSPFP project managers and staff are on hand to assist and support hospital efforts as they implement both their new measurement strategies and any new initiatives to reduce adverse drug events.
Long Island: NYSPFP Regional ADE Educational Sessions Featuring ISMP Faculty
Thursday, November 14, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council
1393 Veterans Memorial Highway
Conference Center
Hauppauge, NY 11788
As part of its adverse drug event (ADE) reduction efforts, NYSPFP has partnered with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) to provide hospitals with education and evidence-based practice recommendations for anticoagulants, insulin, and opioids, as well as medication reconciliation. These regional in-person educational programs will focus on best practices in medication management and the prevention of errors.

In addition to the practice recommendations that will be provided, attendees will learn how the new, optional ADE measures project will provide meaningful information to assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of opportunities to reduce ADEs.

As always, NYSPFP project managers and staff are on hand to assist and support hospital efforts as they implement both their new measurement strategies and any new initiatives to reduce adverse drug events.
Buffalo: NYSPFP Regional ADE Educational Sessions Featuring ISMP Faculty
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Salvatore's Garden Place Hotel
6615 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY 14221
As part of its adverse drug event (ADE) reduction efforts, NYSPFP has partnered with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) to provide hospitals with education and evidence-based practice recommendations for anticoagulants, insulin, and opioids, as well as medication reconciliation. This regional in-person educational program will focus on best practices in medication management and the prevention of errors.

In addition to the practice recommendations that will be provided, attendees will learn how the new, optional ADE measures project will provide meaningful information to assist in the planning, implementation and evaluation of opportunities to reduce ADEs.

As always, NYSPFP project managers and staff are on hand to assist and support hospital efforts as they implement both their new measurement strategies and any new initiatives to reduce adverse drug events.
CAUTI Office Hours Series
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

In follow up to the in-person CAUTI reduction events held in September, NYSPFP will host five CAUTI “office hours” led by Dr. Sanjay Saint and supported by regional physician and nurse leaders. Each session in the series will be an open forum for discussion, questions, and answers, organized around a particular theme in CAUTI reduction and urinary catheter utilization and management.

The focus of the November 12 Office Hours session is: Hard and Soft Stops; Discontinuation at Transition Trigger Points.
CAUTI Office Hours Series
Monday, November 4, 2013
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

In follow up to the in-person CAUTI reduction events held in September, NYSPFP will host five CAUTI “office hours” led by Dr. Sanjay Saint and supported by regional physician and nurse leaders. Each session in the series will be an open forum for discussion, questions, and answers, organized around a particular theme in CAUTI reduction and urinary catheter utilization and management.

The focus of the November 4 Office Hours session is: Alternatives to Foley Catheterization.
NYSPFP Regional Nursing-Centered Conferences: ENGAGE, INTEGRATE, IMPROVE CARE
Friday, November 1, 2013
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
GNYHA Conference Center
555 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019
NYSPFP is pleased to announce four in-person regional nursing centered conferences—Engage, Integrate, Improve Care—that will be held in various locations throughout the State. The programs are designed to reconvene participating hospitals to assess the improvement in care and outcomes over the last year of NYSPFP activity. The conferences will all provide the opportunity for hospitals to share successes and lessons learned from implementing strategies to reduce adverse drug events, injurious falls, venous-thromboembolism, and pressure ulcers.

Each session will cover the overarching themes of multidisciplinary team development and engagement; active engagement of patients and families in managing illness; the integration of standardized, innovative practices into the care delivery system; and excellence through innovation in performance improvement strategies.
NYSPFP Regional Nursing-Centered Conferences: ENGAGE, INTEGRATE, IMPROVE CARE
Thursday, October 31, 2013
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
The Woodcliff Hotel
199 Woodcliff Drive
Fairport, NY 14450
NYSPFP is pleased to announce four in-person regional nursing centered conferences—Engage, Integrate, Improve Care—that will be held in various locations throughout the State. The programs are designed to reconvene participating hospitals to assess the improvement in care and outcomes over the last year of NYSPFP activity. The conferences will all provide the opportunity for hospitals to share successes and lessons learned from implementing strategies to reduce adverse drug events, injurious falls, venous-thromboembolism, and pressure ulcers.

Each session will cover the overarching themes of multidisciplinary team development and engagement; active engagement of patients and families in managing illness; the integration of standardized, innovative practices into the care delivery system; and excellence through innovation in performance improvement strategies.
NYSPFP Regional Nursing-Centered Conferences: ENGAGE, INTEGRATE, IMPROVE CARE
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council
1383 Veterans Memorial Highway
Hauppauge, NY 11788
NYSPFP is pleased to announce four in-person regional nursing centered conferences—Engage, Integrate, Improve Care—that will be held in various locations throughout the State. The programs are designed to reconvene participating hospitals to assess the improvement in care and outcomes over the last year of NYSPFP activity. The conferences will all provide the opportunity for hospitals to share successes and lessons learned from implementing strategies to reduce adverse drug events, injurious falls, venous-thromboembolism, and pressure ulcers.

Each session will cover the overarching themes of multidisciplinary team development and engagement; active engagement of patients and families in managing illness; the integration of standardized, innovative practices into the care delivery system; and excellence through innovation in performance improvement strategies.
CAUTI Office Hours Series
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

In follow up to the in-person CAUTI reduction events held in September, NYSPFP will host five CAUTI “office hours” led by Dr. Sanjay Saint and supported by regional physician and nurse leaders. Each session in the series will be an open forum for discussion, questions, and answers, organized around a particular theme in CAUTI reduction and urinary catheter utilization and management.

The focus of the October 29 Office Hours session is: Socio-Adaptive Elements to CAUTI Reduction, Part 2.
SSI/OR Safety Educational Webconference: Reducing Colorectal Surgical Site Infections
Thursday, October 24, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

On October 24, 2013, Patchen Dellinger, M.D., Professor of Surgery at the University of Washington Medical Center, will join NYSPFP staff to present successful evidence-based strategies to reduce infectious surgical complications related to colorectal surgery.
NYSPFP Regional Nursing-Centered Conferences: ENGAGE, INTEGRATE, IMPROVE CARE
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Hotel Utica
102 Lafayette Street
Utica, NY 13502
NYSPFP is pleased to announce four in-person regional nursing centered conferences—Engage, Integrate, Improve Care—that will be held in various locations throughout the State. The programs are designed to reconvene participating hospitals to assess the improvement in care and outcomes over the last year of NYSPFP activity. The conferences will all provide the opportunity for hospitals to share successes and lessons learned from implementing strategies to reduce adverse drug events, injurious falls, venous-thromboembolism, and pressure ulcers.

Each session will cover the overarching themes of multidisciplinary team development and engagement; active engagement of patients and families in managing illness; the integration of standardized, innovative practices into the care delivery system; and excellence through innovation in performance improvement strategies.
New NYSPFP Adverse Drug Event Measures Project: Information Session
Thursday, October 17, 2013
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

NYSPFP staff, along with representatives from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), will hold two information sessions in October to present a new, optional quality improvement opportunity focusing on reducing adverse drug events (ADEs) related to anticoagulants, insulin, and opiates. The two informational sessions, covering identical content, are designed to provide hospitals with detailed information on the ADE measurement project, education on new measures that hospitals participating in the optional project will be asked to track, and recommendations on the development of internal data collection processes. NYSPFP staff will also provide hospitals with details about how to participate in the ADE measurement project.
CANCELLED: NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Coaching Call has been cancelled.
New NYSPFP Adverse Drug Event Measures Project: Information Session
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

NYSPFP staff, along with representatives from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), will hold two information sessions in October to present a new, optional quality improvement opportunity focusing on reducing adverse drug events (ADEs) related to anticoagulants, insulin, and opiates. The two informational sessions, covering identical content, are designed to provide hospitals with detailed information on the ADE measurement project, education on new measures that hospitals participating in the optional project will be asked to track, and recommendations on the development of internal data collection processes. NYSPFP staff will also provide hospitals with details about how to participate in the ADE measurement project.
SSI/OR Safety Educational Webconference: Using evidence to improve outcomes for the surgical patient: Pre-operative interventions
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

This webconference will focus on evidence based best practices to reduce harm and optimize surgical patients in the pre-operative setting, as part of a comprehensive approach to improving outcomes and reducing harm for surgical patients.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Coaching Call is designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation and improving perinatal safety.
CAUTI Reduction In-Person Event (Downstate New York)
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
GNYHA, 555 West 57th Street, Conference Center 15th Floor, NY, New York, 10019
NYSPFP’s next phase of CAUTI reduction work will kick off with two regional in-person learning sessions (September 16 in Upstate New York and September 17 in New York City) featuring presentations by Sanjay Saint MD, MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, as well as presentations on regional successes in this area.

The sessions will focus on the following topics:

• eliminating unnecessary and non-indicated urinary catheter insertions;
• developing and hardwiring systems for timely urinary catheter discontinuation, including ongoing review of catheter necessity—particularly at transition points such as transfers out of the operating room or critical; care settings—and systematized protocols for discontinuation, including hard and soft stops;
• review of the urinary catheter insertion and maintenance bundles; and
• innovative practices for CAUTI reduction, incl
CAUTI Reduction In-Person Event (Upstate New York)
Monday, September 16, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
HANYS, One Empire Dr., George Allen Room
This session will also be webcast to select regional locations listed below.
NYSPFP’s next phase of CAUTI reduction work will kick off with two regional in-person learning sessions (September 16 in Upstate New York and September 17 in New York City) featuring presentations by Sanjay Saint MD, MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, and as well as presentations on regional successes in this area.

The sessions will focus on the following topics:

• eliminating unnecessary and non-indicated urinary catheter insertions;
• developing and hardwiring systems for timely urinary catheter discontinuation, including ongoing review of catheter necessity—particularly at transition points such as transfers out of the operating room or critical; care settings—and systematized protocols for discontinuation, including hard and soft stops;
• review of the urinary catheter insertion and maintenance bundles; and
• innovative practices for CAUTI reduction,
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Educational Webinar
Monday, September 9, 2013
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This educational Webconference will focus on standardized electronic fetal monitoring interpretation and management to enhance obstetrical safety. Lisa Miller, CNM, JD, President, Perinatal Risk Management and Education Services, will discuss how to implement a standardized evidence- and consensus-based approach to fetal monitoring, based on current recommendations from the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) as well as guidelines and research from professional organizations such as the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG), the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric, & Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Coaching Call is designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation and improving perinatal safety.
Regional Patient and Family Engagement Forum
Friday, July 19, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
GNYHA Conference Center
555 W. 57th Street, 15th Floor
Patient and family engagement remains a national and local Partnership for Patients priority. NYSPFP is holding a regional in-person information sharing session focused on strategies for hospitals to effectively engage patients and family members as true partners in their care. This meeting will be a forum for hospitals to share their experiences and activities related to patient and family engagement with peers from other institutions in the region, as well as an opportunity to collectively brainstorm about solutions to common challenges in this area. During this forum, hospitals will discuss strategies and interventions that have been used to engage patients and families in their care and at an organizational level with regard to safety and quality. For example, some strategies or interventions that we would like to discuss include: engaging patients and families as members of their ca
Preventable Readmissions Educational Webconference: Community-based Care Transitions Program
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

The complexity of reducing preventable readmissions requires communication and collaboration across all care settings. The Community-based Care Transitions Program (CCTP), created as part of the Affordable Care Act, is testing models of care to strengthen transitions from the hospital to other care settings for high-risk Medicare beneficiaries. There are currently twelve CCTP organizations in New York State. This Webconference will provide insight into the various state models, and their impact on reducing preventable hospital readmissions. Featured speakers will be the Eddy Visiting Nurse Association CCTP, Albany Memorial Hospital, and the Brooklyn Care Transitions Coalition.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Anniversary In-Person Learning Session
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 or Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Registration and Storyboard Set Up at 9:30 a.m.)
GNYHA Conference Center
555 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019

Thursday, July 11, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Registration and Storyboard Set Up at 9:30 a.m.)
Double Tree Hotel
6301 State Route 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057
The New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) Obstetrical Improvement Project will be hosting two in-person learning sessions on July 9 and July 11. These regional in-person conferences are an opportunity to bring hospital obstetric teams together to celebrate hospitals’ achievements to date, share best practices and provide tools to support the implementation of strategies to minimize the number of non-medically indicated early elective deliveries.
Accelerating Improvement: Fall Injury Prevention Strategies
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This session will focus on innovative, patient-centered strategies for fall prevention and the reduction of risk factors for falls. Specifically, the Webconference follows up the very well-received NYSPFP Fall Injury Prevention Workshops held in May and will provide an opportunity to hear from hospitals that have implemented strategies to prevent falls and related injuries based on the tools and recommendations provided during the workshops. The Webconference will be a forum to share information and best practices, and ask questions of Patricia Quigley, Ph.D., M.P.H., A.R.N.P., associate director of the VISN 8 Patient Safety Center, and other hospital representatives.
Project JOINTS: Pre-Operative Management to Prevent Surgical Site Infections after Orthopedic Surgery
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

On July 9, 2013 NYSPFP will host an educational webinar focused on the Institute for Health Care Improvement’s (IHI) Project JOINTS (Joining Organizations IN Tackling Surgical site infections [SSI]) so that hospitals in New York may learn about the application of its strategies. This national initiative was designed to spread evidence-based practices in the pre-operative phase of care including preadmission Staphylococcus aureus (SA) screening, treatment and prevention and using an alcohol containing antiseptic agent for preoperative skin preparation.

Deborah S. Yokoe, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Infection Control Department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, will present on the evidence-based practices underlying Project JOINTS.

Lisa McDonald, BSN, RNFA, the Project Coordinator at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, a national
NYSPFP TeamSTEPPS Fundamentals Training
Thursday, June 27, 2013
9:00 am - 4:30 pm (Sign-In begins at 8:30 a.m.)
GNYHA Conference Center, 555 West 57th Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10019
NYSPFP will be host a one-day TeamSTEPPS training session taught by expert faculty from the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. The session will cover the fundamental principles of TeamSTEPPS, including approaches to improving communication and teamwork skills. This session will also provide strategies for staff to consider as they integrate these skills into daily routines.
VAE Prevention Webconference
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
1:00–2:00 p.m.

This Webconference will cover feature best practices and innovations to reduce ventilator-associated events, with a particular focus on innovations in increasing mobility and activity levels for patients on ventilators, as well as sedation reduction practices.
CAUTI Prevention Webconference
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

This Webconference will continue to focus on the rapid improvement plan for reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) that NYSPFP launched in April 2013. Hospitals will report on their efforts to optimize catheter utilization in the emergency department (ED) as well as efforts they have begun to explore to reduce catheter utilization in other areas of the hospital. NYSPFP will unveil the next phase of the rapid improvement plan focused on implementing “hard and soft stops” for catheter discontinuation with a particular emphasis on triggering urinary catheter discontinuation at certain high risk transitions, such as transfers out of the operating room (OR) or critical care.
SSI/OR Safety Educational Webconference: The Role of the Surgical Team in Reducing Harm for Surgical Patients
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

This webconference will focus on the hospital acquired conditions (HACs) commonly affecting surgical patients and the role of surgical team members in preventing HACs in the pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative setting. Daniel J. Sexton, MD, Professor of Medicine in Infectious Diseases at Duke University Medical Center, will introduce the program, and speak to the impact that comprehensive integrated care processes can have on both reducing surgical site infection rates and enhancing surgical care. Paula Graling, DNP, RN, CNS, CNOR, Clinical Nurse Specialist of Perioperative Services at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia and President of the Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN), will discuss best practices in the peri-operative setting to accelerate improvement and reduce harm from multiple HACs affecting surgical patients.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Coaching Call is the tenth in a series of webinars designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation and improving perinatal safety.
Reducing Preventable Readmissions: The Hospital to Nursing Home Transition Web Conference
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This Webconference will highlight a nationally implemented quality improvement program, INTERACT (Interventions to Reduce Preventable Acute Care Transfers) that offers opportunities to strengthen hospital partnerships with long term care providers to reduce preventable hospitalizations and readmissions. Laurie Herndon, Senior Project Coordinator for INTERACT, will present the INTERACT program and provide an overview of clinical and operational strategies and tools to aid in the early identification, assessment, documentation, and communication of significant changes in a patient’s status at different stages of care. Ms. Herndon will also discuss advance care planning tools and palliative care resources available to engage interdisciplinary teams in practice and system-based innovations that will improve patients’ quality of life and help reduce preventable hospitalizations.
Safe Use of Opioids in Hospitals: Successful Pain Management and Sedation Programs
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This webinar will focus on reducing opioid-related adverse events in hospitals, including respiratory depression, sedation, delirium, falls, and other effects. Representatives from hospitals in New York will highlight the significance of conducting accurate pain assessments and implementing effective pain management plans, as well as their own successes in implementing effective processes when dealing with opioids for pain management.
Innovative Pressure Ulcer Prevention Strategies, Including Nutrition Interventions
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This webconference will feature Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, CPSN, leading national pressure ulcer expert and former President of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). Dr. Black, an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, will highlight innovative pressure ulcer prevention strategies on this webconference, including a focus on the importance of early nutrition screening and assessment as well as ensuring adequate dietary intake to maintain nutrition and hydration status, among other strategies.
VAE Prevention Webconference
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

This Webconference will cover feature best practices and innovations to reduce ventilator-associated events, as part of a comprehensive approach to focusing on hospital-acquired infections.
CAUTI Prevention Webconference
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

This Webconference will continue to focus on the rapid improvement plan for reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) that NYSPFP launched in April 2013. Hospitals that have implemented or begun to implement the pilot test of change for optimizing catheter utilization in the emergency department (ED) will report on their progress and experience. Additionally, NYSPFP will unveil the next phase of the rapid improvement plan focused on implementing “hard and soft stops” for catheter discontinuation and focusing on triggering discontinuation at certain high risk transitions, such as transfers out of the operating room (OR) or critical care.
Preventable Readmissions Educational Webconference: New York State Behavioral Health Readmissions Quality Collaborative
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This Webconference will provide an overview of the New York State Hospital Quality Collaborative on Reducing Behavioral Health Inpatient Readmissions focused on reducing readmission rates among adults discharged from behavioral health inpatient services. For many hospitals, behavioral health admissions account for a large portion of their readmissions. Hospitals are encouraged to consider participating in this important statewide initiative, if they do not already do so. This Collaborative is co-sponsored by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH), Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA), and Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS).
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Coaching Call is the ninth in a series of webinars designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation and improving perinatal safety.
NYSPFP Fall Prevention Workshops
Monday, May 20, 2013 and Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Monday
Sign-in: 9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Workshop: 10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
The Ramada Waterfront
41 Lakefront Drive
Geneva, NY 14456

Tuesday
Sign-in: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Workshop: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
GNYHA Conference Center
555 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
As part of its ongoing efforts to support hospitals in achieving successes in their fall prevention programs, NYSPFP will host two educational workshops for participating hospitals to learn about innovative approaches to reduce falls and related injuries. This solution-based workshop is designed to provide hospitals with information about the state of the science on fall prevention, in addition to practical techniques and strategies to identify risk factors and implement targeted, effective improvement activities. In addition, the workshops will provide a forum for hospitals in New York to come together and share challenges and successes with one another.

The workshops will be led by Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, Associate Director of the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) Patient Safety Center and Associate Chief for Nursing Service and Research who will
NYSPFP: Accelerating Improvement, Getting Results
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
GNYHA Conference Center - 555 West 57th Street (corner of 11th), 15th Floor - New York, NY
Please note that the May 15 NYSPFP conference scheduled to be held at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel will instead be held at the GNYHA Conference Center at 555 West 57th Street (corner of 11th), NYC, 15th Floor, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The modified session will be streamed online to accommodate those who cannot attend in person.
Successful Approaches to Reduce Insulin-Related Adverse Drug Events
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

In follow up to the statewide webinar on evidence-based safety practices for the management of insulin, this webinar will focus on New York hospitals’ innovative efforts to improve insulin-related medication safety including proactive tools and strategies to assist hospitals in addressing potential errors and assuring safe transitions in care.
Pressure Ulcer Prevention Strategies and Programs in New York State
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This webinar will highlight successful efforts across the region in implementing strategies to improve the assessment, management, and prevention of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers. Attendees will learn about the resources available through the New York State Gold STAMP (Success Through Assessment, Management, and Prevention) Program which focuses on collaboration and communication within and throughout the continuum of care related to pressure ulcer improvement. In addition, participants will hear about institutional-specific experiences and multifaceted approaches to reducing pressure ulcers.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project: Management of the Obese Patient in Pregnancy
Monday, May 6, 2013
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This educational Webconference will review the management of the obese patient in pregnancy. Robert Silverman, MD, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Upstate Medical University, will discuss the clinical challenges of managing the obese pregnant patient. During the webconference, James Bernasko, MB, CHB and Adriann Combs, RNC, will also review the obstetrical bariatric project at Stony Brook University Hospital and share insights for optimal management of the obese pregnant patient from a multidisciplinary perspective.
VAE Prevention Webconference
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
1:00–2:00 p.m.

This Webconference will feature best practices in ventilator care, and cover topics including oral care, the patient experience, and hospital successes in reducing ventilator-associated adverse events.
SSI/OR Safety Educational Webconference: Essentials for Successfully Implementing an Effective Brief, Debrief or Timeout
Thursday, April 18, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

NYSPFP staff and clinical experts, Robert Welsh, M.D., Vice Chief of Surgical Services for Patient Safety, Quality, and Outcomes at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan and John Di Capua, M.D., The Peter Walker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine, will review how to implement and conduct a successful brief, debrief and time out, measure the impact of implementation, and provide meaningful feedback to hospital staff.
Preventable Readmissions Educational Webconference: Palliative Care to Reduce Readmissions
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This Webconference will focus on the role of palliative care in reducing hospital readmissions. Russell Portenoy, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center and Chief Medical Officer of MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care, will provide an overview of the issue, and discuss both hospital-based and community-based innovations to enhance palliative care and reduce readmissions. Additionally, Joan Faro, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Medical Services, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital, will describe their palliative care program with a particular focus on education and engagement of both palliative and non-palliative care providers. Bruce Naughton, M.D, Head, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care at SUNY/Buffalo and Medical Director for Palliative Care, Catholic Health System Buffalo, will speak to palliative
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Coaching Call is the eighth in a series of webinars designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation and improving perinatal safety.
CAUTI/CLABSI Prevention Webconference
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
1:00–2:00 p.m.

This Webconference will revisit central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention, with a presentation on the CLABSI maintenance bundle and a particular focus on spreading maintenance practices throughout the hospital.

Additionally, as previewed on the March 13 CAUTI Webconference, NYSPFP staff will unveil the approach for rapid cycle improvement activities to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and promote appropriate use of urinary catheters.
Reducing Insulin-Related Medication Errors
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This webinar will focus on evidence-based safety practices for the management of high alert medications, and in particular, insulin management. Changes for improvement will be highlighted, including coordinating care processes to properly time the monitoring of glucose levels and administration of insulin that can help reduce the risk of an adverse drug event. The Webinar will also highlight quality improvement successes in reducing medication errors involving insulin in hospitalized patients.
NYSPFP Z-5 Scoring Criteria Webconference
Thursday, April 4, 2013
12:00–1:00 p.m.

This Webconference will provide an overview of the new “Z-5” scoring rubric for hospital engagement and performance in the Partnership for Patients. NYSPFP is required to report hospital scores on engagement and performance to CMS on a monthly basis. Since the last iteration of these reports, CMS has issued a defined set of criteria to assign hospitals scores on each clinical focus area
Integrating Patient Safety Practices into the Care Delivery System
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This webinar will highlight strategies for integrating patient safety practices associated with the prevention of hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, patient falls, and other adverse events into an infrastructure for patient-centered care delivery. These practices emphasize multidisciplinary teamwork and patient and family engagement, including multidisciplinary purposeful rounding, change of shift reports at the bedside with patients, and the use of daily goals setting worksheets. Hospitals’ efforts in embedding these practices within their systems to effect continuous improvement and patient-centered care will be featured.
Preventing Hospital-Acquired Venous Thromboembolism Webconference
Thursday, March 28, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This webconference will focus on multidisciplinary approaches to the elimination of preventable hospital-acquired venous thromboembolism (VTE) and the adoption of best practices to prevent VTE. Hospitals will be encouraged to share their successful VTE reduction program components, talk through challenges and barriers to improvement, as well as measure requirements.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Thursday, March 28, 2013
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

This Coaching Call is the seventh in a series of webinars designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation and improving perinatal safety.
Two-Day TeamSTEPPS Master Training Courses


ROCHESTER SESSION I
March 11-12, 2013
Monday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Rochester Airport Marriot, 1890 Ridge Road West, Rochester, NY
Faculty: HealthcareTeam Training and NYSPFP Project Managers

ROCHESTER SESSION II
March 13-14, 2013
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Rochester Airport Marriot, 1890 Ridge Road West, Rochester, NY
Faculty: HealthcareTeam Training and NYSPFP Project Managers

ALBANY
March 18-19, 2013
Monday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
        Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
        Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
HANYS, One Empire Drive, Rensselaer, NY
Faculty: HealthcareTeam Training and NYSPFP Project Managers

ROSLYN, LONG ISLAND
March 20-21, 2013
Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
        Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
        Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
The Swan Club, 90 Glenwood Road, Roslyn, NY
Faculty: North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System (AHRQ/HRET Contractors)

SYRACUSE
March 26-27, 2013
Tuesday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
        Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Wednesday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
        Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
DoubleTree Hotel, 6301 State Route 298, East Syracuse, NY
Faculty: HealthcareTeam Training and NYSPFP Project Managers
NYSPFP is also offering a several regional two-day TeamSTEPPS Master Training sessions. Similar to the sessions offered by NYSPFP in 2012, these sessions are designed as a train-the-trainer course which prepares individuals to plan, teach and implement TeamSTEPPS concepts and interventions. The two-day program is intended for staff that have the skills necessary to teach and communicate the core TeamSTEPPS curriculum effectively to a wide-range of staff from various disciplines, and can support or lead the hospital’s TeamSTEPPS implementation plan. This training will be led by consultants from Healthcare Team Training, and supported by NYSPFP Project Managers.

Select Master Trainer
To get the most out of this Training opportunity, NYSPFP suggests that you identify a staff person that can lead your organization’s TeamSTEPPS roll out, or who can help the current hospital staff s
NYSPFP Ventilator-Associated Events (VAE) Regional Kick-off Conferences*
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
(In-person sign-in begins at 9:00 a.m.)

Buffalo: Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 2402 North Forest Road, Getzville, NY 14068
Hauppauge: Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, 1393 Veterans Memorial Highway, Hauppauge, NY 11788, Media Center (first floor to the left of entrance)
New York City: GNYHA Conference Center, 555 West 57th Street, 15th floor, NYC
Newburgh: Hilton Garden Inn, 15 Crossroads Court/RT 17KL
Rensselaer: HANYS, One Empire Drive, George Allen Room
Syracuse: St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center, 301 Prospect Avenue

*This event requires pre-registration.
NYSPFP will launch its Ventilator-Associated Event (VAE) initiative through an in-person conference on March 20, which will be held at six regional locations. We encourage all hospitals to participate, including those that originally opted out of the ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) initiative. This session will be an opportunity to receive education and support on the new VAE surveillance measures, feedback on current performance, and areas for improvement. The session will provide a comprehensive overview of the VAE initiative and will cover topics including the traditional VAP bundle, innovative practices in oral care, activity, mobility, and sedation reduction or elimination. The session will also feature a review of the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NSHN) VAE surveillance definitions and protocol.

NYSPFP continues
One-Day TeamSTEPPS Implementation Training
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
GNYHA Conference Center, 555 West 57th Street, New York City
This session will build upon the fundamental concepts of TeamSTEPPS provided at the session described above or other fundamental TeamSTEPPS courses. The training will be provided by expert faculty from the North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System, and will focus on implementing and embedding TeamSTEPPS concepts into everyday practice. NYSPFP encourages you to identify participants from your hospital who can attend the session as an interdisciplinary change team. The participants should include staff that have attended TeamSTEPPS training in the last three years; possess working knowledge of TeamSTEPPS principles; and are equipped and empowered to coordinate a TeamSTEPPS implementation program at either the unit or hospital level.

NYSPFP has limited space available, and therefore will be taking registrations on a first-come basis. Depending on the interest from participating hospit
Preventable Readmissions Educational Webconference: Transitions and Handoffs
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This Webconference will focus on improvement strategies for patient transitions and handoffs. Amy Boutwell, M.D., M.P.P., President of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, will highlight the key components necessary for an effective transition from the acute care setting, including: comprehensive medication reconciliation, adequate discharge instructions, follow-up phone calls, and post-discharge appointments with primary care providers. Dr. Boutwell will also discuss the evidence behind why these strategies are important, and how they are linked to patient outcomes.
CAUTI Prevention Webconference
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
1:00–2:00 p.m.

This Webconference will refocus NYSPFP’s formal educational programming for catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) and appropriate use of urinary catheters. NYSPFP staff will review the current CAUTI and device utilization data, and prepare hospitals for the next phase of rapid improvement activities. Speakers from featured hospitals will discuss their innovations in CAUTI prevention including limiting urinary catheter insertions in the Emergency Department (ED) and implementing nurse- or physician-driven protocols for timely urinary catheter review and discontinuation.
Top Ten Ways to Identify, Track, and Trend ADEs
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This webinar will focus on quantitative and qualitative ways to identify, track, and improve various ADE in high alert medications. Specifically, attendees will learn about monitoring processes that can be implemented to identify the occurrence of adverse drug events and strategies and best practices from which efforts can be focused to develop programs to meet individual hospital needs. Additionally, this webinar will focus on approaches that include the use of hospital information technology and innovation.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project: Webconference on Shoulder Dystocia
Monday, March 11, 2013
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This educational Webconference will review the optimal management of shoulder dystocia. Loralei L. Thornburg, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Rochester Medical Center, will discuss the risk factors for shoulder dystocia and techniques for intrapartum management.
Fall Prevention: Leveraging Health Information Technology and Data for Improvement, Sustainability, and Next Steps
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This webinar will highlight innovative, action-oriented strategies to prevent falls in hospitals. Specifically, attendees will learn about ways in which to tailor fall prevention efforts to individual patient needs using health information technology. Additionally, this webinar will focus on fall prevention approaches that include involving patients and their families as part of the overall team efforts, and how to use data to tailor efforts in a more patient-centered manner.
One-Day TeamSTEPPS Fundamentals Training
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
GNYHA Conference Center, 555 West 57th Street, New York City
This one-day training, provided by expert faculty from the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, will focus on the fundamental principles of TeamSTEPPS, an evidence-based approach to improving communication and teamwork skills. This session will also present strategies for staff to consider as they integrate these skills into daily routines. This training is designed for staff not previously trained in the TeamSTEPPS methodology.

What is TeamSTEPPS?
TeamSTEPPS is a teamwork system designed for health care professionals, scientifically rooted in more than 20 years of research and lessons from the application of teamwork principles. The Federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) supported the initial development and the ongoing improvement in TeamSTEPPS in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Defense. It includes:

• A powerful solution to improvin
Venous Thromboembolism Reduction: Follow-Up to VTE Regional Sessions
Thursday, February 28, 2013
1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m.

Featuring Dr. Bill Geerts, renown physician who participates in both AHRQ and CDC VTE advisement, publications, and materials.
Preventable Readmissions Educational Webconference: Doubling Down on Hospital Readmission Efforts
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This Webconference will focus on identifying the underlying causes of readmissions and developing a hospital specific plan of action. NYSPFP staff will discuss the most recent 30-day Potentially Preventable Readmission (PPR) Diagnostic Reports and will highlight results from the Preventable Readmissions Assessment of Current Practices. Staff will also provide local examples of planning – and executing – targeted interventions to address preventable readmissions.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Coaching Call is the sixth in a series of webinars designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation and improving perinatal safety.
SSI/OR Safety Kick-Off In-Person Conference
Friday, February 15, 2013
7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
(In-person sign-in begins at 6.30 a.m.)
• New York City: GNYHA, 555 West 57th Street, 15th floor, Conference Center*
• Watertown: Samaritan Medical Center, 830 Washington St., 1st Floor Boardroom
• Plattsburgh: Champlain Valley Physicians Hospital, 75 Beekman St., Auditorium B
• Armonk: Stellaris Health, 135 Bedford Rd., Board Room
• Lake Success: IPRO, 1979 Marcus Avenue, Board Room
• Hauppauge: Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council, 1383 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 26
• Tonowanda: Western New York Hospital Association, 1876 Niagara Falls Blvd.
• Rochester: Highland Hospital, 1000 South Avenue, Collins Auitorium-Main Floor 2
• Syracuse: Crouse Marley Education Center, 765 Irving Avenue, 2nd Floor Sulzle Auditorium
• Rensselaer: HANYS, One Empire Dr., George Allen Room
• Cortland: Cortland Regional Medical Center, 134 Home Ave., Board Room
• Newburgh: NorMet, 400 Stony Brook Court
*While the keynote addresses will be delivered in New York City, NYSPFP is offering this program in multiple regional locations to allow as many members of hospital surgical teams as possible to participate.
NYSPFP will launch its Surgical Site infection (SSI) prevention and Operating Room (OR) Safety initiative through an in-person conference in February, 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. Ms. Caroline Jacobs, will provide an introduction to quality improvement tools and techniques to improve surgical safety and Dr. Patchen Dellinger will present the evidence behind the program’s approach and goals, share successful strategies and guide hospital teams in developing their initial quality improvement action plans. Faculty will be available at all regional sites to facilitate team planning. Surgical teams will have ample opportunity for question and discussion throughout the session.
Panel Presentation on Successful Anticoagulant Safety Programs in New York
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

In follow up to the statewide webinar on evidence-based safety practices for the management of anticoagulants, this webinar will focus on New York hospitals’ efforts to improve medication safety with safe anticoagulant therapy programs. Innovative, proactive tools and strategies to assist hospitals in addressing errors associated with prescribing, dispensing, and administering medications will be discussed.
Fall Prevention: Effective Use of Assessments, Rounding, and White Boards in New York Hospitals
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This webinar will highlight successful efforts within the region in implementing fall prevention programs that effectively utilize assessments, patient-safety rounding, and white boards. Attendees will hear from their peers at other New York hospitals about multifaceted approaches to preventing injuries from falls, including individualized and environmental interventions, and have the opportunity to brainstorm about how to incorporate some of these strategies into existing fall prevention efforts, or initiating a new program.
Ventilator-Associated Events Webconference
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
1:00–3:00 p.m.

This Webconference will focus on the forthcoming changes in ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) definitions, surveillance, and reporting. Dr. Shelley Magill and Cindy Gross from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will describe the new algorithm for detecting ventilator-associated conditions and complications, known as ventilator-associated events (VAE), and review the VAE protocol, definition, criteria, and rate calculation methodology.
SSI/OR Safety Kick-off Educational Webconference
Thursday, January 17, 2013
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.

NYSPFP will be introducing the program requirements for its Surgical Site Infection and Operating Room Safety initiative through a Webconference which will cover the initiative’s goals and objectives, interventions and roll out plan. NYSPFP project staff and clinical experts will present the evidence behind the program’s goals and approach and review the overall measurement strategy. Following this webinar, regional in-person conferences will provide guidance on how to operationalize the program components and improvement interventions.
Preventable Readmissions Educational Webconference: Multidisciplinary Discharge Planning and Engaging the Patient
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This Webconference will focus on strategies to engage patients in their own care through education and throughout the patient stay through a coordinated, multidisciplinary team approach. Michael Paasche-Orlow, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor in the Section of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, will highlight a variety of strategies including “teach-back” and others developed by the Project RED initiative.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Coaching Call is the fifth in a series of webinars designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation and improving perinatal safety.
Best Practices in Reducing Falls and Fall Related Injury
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This webinar will focus on innovative, patient-centered strategies for fall prevention and the reduction of risk factors for falls. Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, Associate Director of the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) Patient Safety Center and Associate Chief for Nursing Service and Research will join NYSPFP staff to present successful evidence-based fall prevention and protection interventions.
Strategies for Reducing Anticoagulant-Associated Medication Errors
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

This webinar will focus on evidence-based safety practices for the management of high alert medications, and in particular, anticoagulants. Since anticoagulants are among the most common medications that cause adverse drug events, the Webinar will highlight quality improvement successes in reducing anticoagulant-associated medication errors in hospitalized patients. Steven Meisel, Pharm.D., CPPS, Director of Patient Safety at Fairview Health Services in St. Paul Minnesota will join this Webinar to present on successful strategies in monitoring and managing anticoagulants.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Learning Project: Webconference on Perinatal Safety Bundles
Monday, January 7, 2013
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This educational Webconference is designed to provide hospitals with further context for the NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Safety Project’s aim of reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7. Dr. Peter Cherouny, M.D., Emeritus Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont and Chair of the Perinatal Community at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), will discuss the IHI’s Elective Induction, Augmentation and Vacuum Bundles.
Preventable Readmissions Educational Webconference: What is a Preventable Readmission? Stratifying Patients at Risk for Readmission
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This Webconference will focus on identifying and stratifying patients at risk for readmission. Dr. Gregory Maynard, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at UC San Diego Medical Center, will highlight risk stratification strategies from Project BOOST, including the widely recognized 8P’s Risk Assessment Scale.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Coaching Call is the fourth in a series of webinars designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation and improving perinatal safety.
NYSPFP Nursing-Centered Initiatives Regional Kick-Off Conferences - Rochester
Thursday, December 6, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Marriott Rochester Airport
1890 Ridge Road West
Rochester, NY 14615
NYSPFP will launch its Nursing-Centered Initiatives to reduce hospital-acquired conditions caused by falls with injury, pressure ulcers, adverse drug events related to high-alert medications, and venous thromboembolism through three regional in-person learning sessions in October. These sessions will highlight innovative approaches from regional clinical experts, and effective strategies for integrating patient safety practices throughout the care delivery system. Additionally, NYSPFP staff will present the overarching Nursing-Centered Initiatives approach and measurement strategy. Hospital teams will be given guidance on how to operationalize best practices and improvement strategies through examples given by a reactor panel of invited clinical representatives, and facilitated discussion during the sessions. Following the launch sessions, educational webconferences will be held to furth
NYSPFP Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Regional Meeting - Newburgh
Thursday, November 29
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Check-in at 8:30 a.m.)
NorMet Office
400 Stony Brook Court
Newburgh, NY 12550
The NYSPFP VTE Regional Meetings offer training focused primarily on the implementation of a hospital VTE prevention protocol and provide education to help hospitals achieve success in the VTE core measures.

The first part of the program will feature physician experts and focus on evidence-based best practices and strategies to reduce VTE-related harm in the medical and surgical populations. Clinical staff (all prescribers, including physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners) and quality staff are highly encouraged to attend this portion of the meeting.

The second part of the program will focus on VTE core measures training to prepare data abstractors and other staff to begin CMS core measure data collection. In addition to NYSPFP staff and local physician experts, each meeting will feature Vicky Agramonte, R.N., M.S.N., Project Manager at IPRO, who has also served
**CANCELED** - NYSPFP TeamSTEPPS Webinar Series: Implementation and Sustainability
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

The NYSPFP TeamSTEPPS Webinar Series: Implementation and Sustainability has been canceled. It will be rescheduled within the next few weeks, and the event’s new date and time will be sent to you.

Based on participating hospitals’ feedback, as a follow up to the regional TeamSTEPPS training sessions offered last May through July, NYSPFP is holding a three-part educational series to help support your institutions’ efforts to implement TeamSTEPPS strategies.

The third Webconference in this series will focus on how to sustain and spread improvements that your hospital has made in teamwork behavior and in related clinical processes and outcomes following TeamSTEPPS (or other teamwork and communication system) implementation. Specifically, representatives from Healthcare Team Training will present on high-level roll-out strategies in addition to how to integrate teamwork behaviors and to
NYSPFP Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Regional Meeting - Hauppauge
Monday, November 26
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Check-in at 8:30 a.m.)
Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council
1393 Veterans Memorial Highway, Suite 26
Hauppauge, NY 11788
The NYSPFP VTE Regional Meetings offer training focused primarily on the implementation of a hospital VTE prevention protocol and provide education to help hospitals achieve success in the VTE core measures.

The first part of the program will feature physician experts and focus on evidence-based best practices and strategies to reduce VTE-related harm in the medical and surgical populations. Clinical staff (all prescribers, including physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners) and quality staff are highly encouraged to attend this portion of the meeting.

The second part of the program will focus on VTE core measures training to prepare data abstractors and other staff to begin CMS core measure data collection. In addition to NYSPFP staff and local physician experts, each meeting will feature Vicky Agramonte, R.N., M.S.N., Project Manager at IPRO, who has also served
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Coaching Call is the third in a series of webinars designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation and improving perinatal safety.
NYSPFP Adverse Drug Event/Preventable Readmissions Initiative Web Conference: Medication Reconciliation at Discharge
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

This program will provide an overview of improvement strategies for medication reconciliation at discharge, including reconciling pre-hospital medications with the medications given during the hospitalization as well as medications prescribed for post hospital care. Additionally, NYSPFP will review the importance of identifying and resolving medication discrepancies prior to the patient’s discharge. CMS has stated that 40% or more of preventable readmissions involve medication management highlighting the need for a reliable process.

Further, NYSPFP leadership will provide an update on the Preventable Readmissions Initiative including the introduction of a preventable readmission workbook.
NYSPFP Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Regional Meeting - New York
Friday, November 16
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Check-in at 8:30 a.m.)
GNYHA Conference Center
555 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019
The NYSPFP VTE Regional Meetings offer training focused primarily on the implementation of a hospital VTE prevention protocol and provide education to help hospitals achieve success in the VTE core measures.

The first part of the program will feature physician experts and focus on evidence-based best practices and strategies to reduce VTE-related harm in the medical and surgical populations. Clinical staff (all prescribers, including physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners) and quality staff are highly encouraged to attend this portion of the meeting.

The second part of the program will focus on VTE core measures training to prepare data abstractors and other staff to begin CMS core measure data collection. In addition to NYSPFP staff and local physician experts, each meeting will feature Vicky Agramonte, R.N., M.S.N., Project Manager at IPRO, who has also served
NYSPFP TeamSTEPPS Webinar Series: Practical Application of TeamSTEPPS Tools in NYSPFP Domains
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Based on participating hospitals’ feedback, as a follow up to the regional TeamSTEPPS training sessions offered last May through July, NYSPFP is holding a three-part educational series to help support your institutions’ efforts to implement TeamSTEPPS strategies.

The second Webconference in this series will focus on practical recommendations for implementing teamwork and communication principles as part of your hospital’s quality improvement framework and your institution’s efforts to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and preventable readmissions through NYSPFP. NYSPFP continues to incorporate TeamSTEPPS’ teamwork and communication concepts into our core clinical educational programming, and during this Webconference, will highlight hospitals’ experiences in hardwiring these concepts into their quality improvement efforts to prevent inpatient harm.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Learning Project: Webconference on Learning from Fetal Loss
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This educational Webconference is designed to provide hospitals with further context for the NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Safety Project’s aim of reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7. Dr. Peter Cherouny, M.D., Emeritus Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont and Chair of the Perinatal Community at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), will discuss the relationship between fetal death at different gestational ages and review components of the evaluation of fetal demise.
NYSPFP Adverse Drug Event/Preventable Readmissions Initiative Web Conference: Medication Reconciliation on Admission and Internal Transfer
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

This program will provide an overview of improvement strategies for medication reconciliation on admission, including the identification of a patient’s pre-admission prescribed medications and over-the-counter medications; a comparison of pre-admission medications to the medications prescribed on admission; and a reconciliation of medications and resolution of any discrepancies. The value of medication reconciliation on admission will also be described, including going beyond ensuring continuity and clarity to focus resources on targeting high-risk patients, high-risk drugs and high-risk conditions for intervention opportunities.
NYSPFP Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Regional Meeting - Rensselaer
Wednesday, November 7
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Check-in at 8:30 a.m.)
HANYS Office
One Empire Drive
Rensselaer, NY 12144
The NYSPFP VTE Regional Meetings offer training focused primarily on the implementation of a hospital VTE prevention protocol and provide education to help hospitals achieve success in the VTE core measures.

The first part of the program will feature physician experts and focus on evidence-based best practices and strategies to reduce VTE-related harm in the medical and surgical populations. Clinical staff (all prescribers, including physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners) and quality staff are highly encouraged to attend this portion of the meeting.

The second part of the program will focus on VTE core measures training to prepare data abstractors and other staff to begin CMS core measure data collection. In addition to NYSPFP staff and local physician experts, each meeting will feature Vicky Agramonte, R.N., M.S.N., Project Manager at IPRO, who has also served
NYSPFP Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Regional Meeting - Depew
Monday, November 5
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Check-in at 8:30 a.m.)
Salvatore’s Restaurant/Garden Place Hotel Meeting Space
6461 Transit Road
Depew, NY 14043
The NYSPFP VTE Regional Meetings offer training focused primarily on the implementation of a hospital VTE prevention protocol and provide education to help hospitals achieve success in the VTE core measures.

The first part of the program will feature physician experts and focus on evidence-based best practices and strategies to reduce VTE-related harm in the medical and surgical populations. Clinical staff (all prescribers, including physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners) and quality staff are highly encouraged to attend this portion of the meeting.

The second part of the program will focus on VTE core measures training to prepare data abstractors and other staff to begin CMS core measure data collection. In addition to NYSPFP staff and local physician experts, each meeting will feature Vicky Agramonte, R.N., M.S.N., Project Manager at IPRO, who has also served
NYSPFP Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Regional Meeting - East Syracuse
Friday, November 2
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Check-in at 8:30 a.m.)
Doubletree Hotel
6301 State Route 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057
The NYSPFP VTE Regional Meetings offer training focused primarily on the implementation of a hospital VTE prevention protocol and provide education to help hospitals achieve success in the VTE core measures.

The first part of the program will feature physician experts and focus on evidence-based best practices and strategies to reduce VTE-related harm in the medical and surgical populations. Clinical staff (all prescribers, including physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners) and quality staff are highly encouraged to attend this portion of the meeting.

The second part of the program will focus on VTE core measures training to prepare data abstractors and other staff to begin CMS core measure data collection. In addition to NYSPFP staff and local physician experts, each meeting will feature Vicky Agramonte, R.N., M.S.N., Project Manager at IPRO, who has also served
NYSPFP TeamSTEPPS Webinar Series: Strategies for Executive Leadership and Physician Engagement
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Based on participating hospitals’ feedback, as a follow up to the regional TeamSTEPPS training sessions offered last May through July, NYSPFP is holding a three-part educational series to help support your institutions’ efforts to implement TeamSTEPPS strategies.

The first Webconference in this series will focus on practical tips for how to effectively engage hospital executives, as well as physicians, to become more involved in teamwork. Given the importance of leadership in patient safety, and what the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has learned about the role of leadership buy-in, support and direct involvement in the success of TeamSTEPPS, this webinar will highlight strategies for securing active and direct involvement of leadership to ensure success with your hospital’s TeamSTEPPS initiative. Additionally, attendees will learn strategies for getting physicians more in
NYSPFP Nursing-Centered Initiatives Regional Kick-Off Conferences - Manhattan
Monday, October 22, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
GNYHA Conference Center
555 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019
NYSPFP will launch its Nursing-Centered Initiatives to reduce hospital-acquired conditions caused by falls with injury, pressure ulcers, adverse drug events related to high-alert medications, and venous thromboembolism through three regional in-person learning sessions in October. These sessions will highlight innovative approaches from regional clinical experts, and effective strategies for integrating patient safety practices throughout the care delivery system. Additionally, NYSPFP staff will present the overarching Nursing-Centered Initiatives approach and measurement strategy. Hospital teams will be given guidance on how to operationalize best practices and improvement strategies through examples given by a reactor panel of invited clinical representatives, and facilitated discussion during the sessions. Following the launch sessions, educational webconferences will be held to furth
NYSPFP Rural/CAH Pod Conference
Friday, October 19, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Healthcare Association of New York State
One Empire Drive
Rensselaer, NY 12144
NYSPFP will be sponsoring a Rural/CAH Pod Conference on October 19, 2012 at Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) in Rensselaer, NY. The NYSPFP Rural/CAH Pod Conference will provide follow up on the work done by the Rural/CAH Pod on 8/17/2012 with a focus on the Readmissions Initiative and measurement, as well as an evaluation of the current status of NYSPFP activities and next steps. This is an “all teach, all learn event” with a focus on shared opportunities, strategies and measurements for improvement. NYSPFP thanks the NYS CAH Quality Committee for their collaboration in coordinating this effort.
NYSPFP Nursing-Centered Initiatives Regional Kick-Off Conferences - Latham
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Express
400 Old Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
NYSPFP will launch its Nursing-Centered Initiatives to reduce hospital-acquired conditions caused by falls with injury, pressure ulcers, adverse drug events related to high-alert medications, and venous thromboembolism through three regional in-person learning sessions in October. These sessions will highlight innovative approaches from regional clinical experts, and effective strategies for integrating patient safety practices throughout the care delivery system. Additionally, NYSPFP staff will present the overarching Nursing-Centered Initiatives approach and measurement strategy. Hospital teams will be given guidance on how to operationalize best practices and improvement strategies through examples given by a reactor panel of invited clinical representatives, and facilitated discussion during the sessions. Following the launch sessions, educational webconferences will be held to furth
Preventable Readmissions Educational Webconference
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

This educational Webconference is designed to provide hospitals with further context for the NYSPFP Preventable Readmissions Initiative as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) national Partnership for Patients (PfP) goals. Joshi S. Maulik, Dr.P.H., President of the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) and Senior Vice President of Research at the American Hospital Association (AHA) will discuss the evidence behind effective strategies to prevent avoidable readmissions. Representatives from CMS will provide context for the national PfP initiative and their goals to reduce all hospital readmissions by 20% compared to 2010.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This Coaching Call is the second in a series of webinars designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation and improving perinatal safety.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Data Webinar
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This training Webinar will provide guidance on how to submit data on the NYSPQC Scheduled Delivery Form through the Department of Health’s Health Commerce System (HCS) Web site.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Coaching Call
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

This Coaching Call is the first in a series of webinars designed to support hospitals in implementing and testing improvements aimed at reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation and improving perinatal safety.
Achieving Sustained Improvement in Nursing Quality Webconference
Monday, September 24, 2012
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

National experts from the American Nurses Association’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators® will describe how hospitals have used NDNQI comparison data to achieve sustained improvement in the quality of nursing care.

You will learn how to drill down through NDNQI performance reports to find the information you need to identify and understand quality issues, how to develop an intervention, and how to use NDNQI reports to monitor your progress toward sustained improvement.

You will also learn more about how nursing quality indicators can lead to improved nursing quality and patient outcomes through an actionable data-driven process.

NDNQI is the preeminent global nursing quality measurement – and the only national program – which provides hospitals with unit-level performance comparison reports to state, national and regional percentile distributions.
Preventable Readmissions Initiative Kickoff Webconference
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

NYSPFP is launching its Preventable Readmissions Initiative on September 19, 2012. During this Webconference, participants will be provided with an overview of the NYSPFP approach to preventable readmissions, which is designed to assist hospitals in developing a strategic, targeted intervention for patients identified as being at risk for readmissions. NYSPFP staff will discuss the goals, objectives, and curriculum of the initiative, in addition to a review of the readmissions reduction measurement strategy.
Decreasing Elective Deliveries Prior to 39 Completed Weeks: Creating the Sense of Urgency for Change
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

This Webconference will present the evidence behind the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC)/NYSPFP’s goals and approach, and focus on how hospitals can address the key drivers underlying high rates of scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks of gestation.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Data Webinar
Monday, September 17, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This training Webinar will provide guidance on how to submit data on the NYSPQC Scheduled Delivery Form through the Department of Health’s Health Commerce System (HCS) website. This covers the same content as the webinar on September 13. Additional webinars will be scheduled for those who cannot accommodate this Webinar into their schedule.
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project Data Webinar
Thursday, September 13, 2012
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This training Webinar will provide guidance on how to submit data on the NYSPQC Scheduled Delivery Form through the Department of Health’s Health Commerce System (HCS) website. An additional webinar has been scheduled on September 17, for those who cannot accommodate this Webinar into their schedule.
NYSPFP Rural/CAH Pod Conference
Friday, August 17, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (lunch will be provided)
DoubleTree Hotel
6301 State Route 298,
East Syracuse, NY 13057
NYSPFP will be sponsoring a Rural/CAH Pod Conference on August 17, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel, East Syracuse, NY. The NYSPFP Rural/CAH Pod Conference will provide an overview of the priorities and project plan for the Rural/CAH Pod through 2013, as well as an evaluation of the current status of NYSPFP activities and development of next steps. NYSPFP thanks the NYS CAH Quality Committee for their collaboration in coordinating this effort.
NYSPFP Culture and Leadership Webconference
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

This Webconference will focus on reviewing the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture and the AHRQ Readiness for Change (RFC) Self-Assessment reports and discuss action planning. Additionally, hospitals will also have an opportunity to ask questions and to share and discuss with peers the successes and barriers they have encountered during the implementation of the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.

The NYSPFP Culture and Leadership Workgroup remains engaged and will continue to inform the development of any additional materials and guidance related to using your results to drive change.
Innovations in CAUTI and CLABSI Reduction Efforts
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

This Webconference will focus on innovative approaches to CAUTI and CLABSI reduction. Specifically, featured hospitals will highlight their work to integrate health information technology into hospital-acquired infection reduction, as well as their prevention efforts in the emergency department and operating room settings. Speakers from Stamford Hospital, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Stony Brook Medical Center, and Schuyler Hospital will share their success stories. During this Webconference, hospitals will also have an opportunity to ask questions and to share and discuss with peers the successes, challenges, and progress of their CAUTI and CLABSI Initiative activities.
Implementing Change: The Technical & Socio-Adaptive Aspects of Preventing CAUTI
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

This webinar will feature Sanjay Saint, MD, Director of the VA/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program. Dr. Saint is an expert on improving patient safety by preventing healthcare-associated infections, and has also focused his research on medical decision-making. He will deliver a presentation entitled, Implementing Change: The Technical & Socio-Adaptive Aspects of Preventing CAUTI. During this Webconference, hospitals will also have an opportunity to ask questions of Dr. Saint and to share and discuss with peers the successes, challenges, and progress of their CAUTI Initiative activities.
CLABSI Outside of the ICU Setting: Three Hospital Experiences
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

This Webconference will focus on the progress that hospitals have made in implementing the CLABSI Initiative outside of the ICU. Central line maintenance is a pertinent issue through many areas of the hospital, and successful dissemination and sustainability of CLABSI prevention efforts involves changes in both practice and culture, as well as a focus on the critical role of nursing. Speakers from Beth Israel Medical Center, Highland Hospital of Rochester, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital will discuss their experiences implementing CLABSI reduction programs beyond the critical care setting. During this Webconference, hospitals will also have an opportunity to ask questions and to share and discuss with peers the successes and barriers they have encountered during the launch and roll-out of their CLABSI Initiative activities.
New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative Kick-Off Event
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 or Thursday, July 26, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012
DoubleTree Hotel
6301 State Route 298,
East Syracuse, NY 13057

Thursday, July 26, 2012
GNYHA Conference Center
555 West 57th Street, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10019
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) and NYSPFP will be launching the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC) Obstetrical Improvement Project through two in-person learning sessions on July 24 and July 26, 2012. During these sessions, DOH and NYSPFP will provide an overview of NYSPQC, including its goals, objectives, and overall measurement strategy. National clinical experts will also present the evidence behind the program’s goals and approach and will guide hospital obstetrics (OB) teams in developing their initial quality improvement action plans. OB teams will also have ample opportunity for question and discussion throughout the sessions.

OB teams can choose to attend one of the two sessions, as both will cover the same content.
NYSPFP CAUTI Initiative Monthly Webinar
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m

As the first Webconference since the NYSPFP CAUTI Initiative Kick-off in May 2012, this webinar will feature the strategies and best practices that several hospitals (Lutheran Medical Center, Metropolitan Hospital Center, and St. James Mercy Hospital) have used to implement a successful and sustainable CAUTI reduction program within their institutions. A particular focus will include employing TeamSTEPPS concepts in hospital infection prevention programs. During this Webconference, hospitals will also have an opportunity to ask questions and to share and discuss with peers the successes and barriers they have encountered as they begin to plan and roll-out their CAUTI Initiative activities.
NYSPFP CLABSI Initiative Monthly Webinar
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m

This Webconference, the first in a series of monthly CLABSI Initiative webinars, will focus on the progress that hospitals have made in implementing the CLABSI Initiative since the May 2012 NYSPFP CLABSI Initiative Kick-off. CLABSI teams from North Shore-LIJ Health System and Claxton Hepburn Hospital will discuss the strategies and best practices they have used to implement a successful and sustainable CLABSI reduction program within their institutions, including a focus on engaging physician extenders to review central line necessity and prevent infections. During this Webconference, hospitals will also have an opportunity to ask questions and to share and discuss with peers the successes and barriers they have encountered as they begin to plan and roll-out their CLABSI Initiative activities.
CAUTI/CLABSI Kick-off Educational Webinar
Thursday, May 24, 2012
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

NYSPFP will be launching its CAUTI and CLABSI initiatives through an expanded educational Webinar which will cover both initiatives’ goals, objectives, interventions, and roll out plans. NYSPFP project staff and clinical experts will present the evidence behind the program’s goals and approach and review the overall measurement strategy. Hospital infection prevention teams will be given guidance on how to operationalize the program components and bundles of improvement interventions, and there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. Following this kick off Webinar, regional meetings will be held to further support hospital implementation.
Measurement for NYSPFP Nursing-Centered Initiatives
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
2 – 3 p.m.

Review of the measures and measurement strategy for initiatives related to falls, pressure ulcers, adverse drug events, and venous thromboembolism.
Measurement for NYSPFP Infection Prevention Initiatives
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
3 – 4 p.m.

Review of the measures and measurement strategy for initiatives related to surgical site infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, CAUTI, and CLABSI
Review of entering data into National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative – Obstetrics Improvement Project Informational Calls
Thursday, May 10, 2012 or Friday, May 11, 2012
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

To better align and coordinate obstetrical safety and quality improvement activities throughout New York State, NYSPFP has partnered with the existing New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative’s (NYSPQC’s) Obstetrical Improvement Project, an effort initiated by the New York State Department of Health. This statewide initiative is focused on improving perinatal outcomes by reducing scheduled deliveries between 36 0/7 and 38 6/7 weeks gestation. The NYSPQC has already achieved significant success with this initiative, including reduction of scheduled cesarean sections and inductions without medical indication, in 17 Regional Perinatal Centers in New York State.

Please join NYSPFP and NYSPQC for one of two of these scheduled informational conference calls, to learn more about this important initiative, including how your hospital can participate. Clinical perinatal safety experts a
Overview of NYSPFP Measures and Measurement Strategy
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
2 – 3 p.m.

This Instructional Webinar will focus on a review of the NYSPFP CMS monthly process and outcome measures.
Infection Prevention Webinar
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A Webinar for NYSPFP Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTIs) and Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections (CLABSIs) initiatives will be held on Wednesday, May 2, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. This Webinar will provide information needed for hospitals to conduct a point prevalence study to identify units with high urinary catheter and central line utilization. Additionally, NYSPFP's proposed measurement strategy for these two clinical areas of focus will be presented, and an overview will be provided of a survey for you to assess your current practices to prevent and monitor CAUTIs and CLABSIs.
NHSN Conferring Rights Procedure Instructional Webconference
Thursday, April 05, 2012
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

To minimize duplicative data collection and reporting for NYS Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP) participants, we are aligning several NYSPFP infection reporting requirements with the data hospitals currently submit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN).

To avoid duplicative reporting, your hospital will need to confer rights to NYSPFP to gain access to your NHSN data.

NYSPFP will host a brief instructional Webconference to educate your hospital's CDC NHSN "administrators" on how to confer rights to NYSPFP. The Webconference details are below.

NYSPFP intends to obtain from NHSN outcome measures for four infection areas: catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), ventilator-associated pneumonia, and surgical site infection; and some process measures.
Webconference on Clinical Engagement and Building Capacity
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

As a follow-up to the March 14 NYSPFP Engagement Conference: Inspiring Change Through Culture & Leadership, NYSPFP will host a Webconference to provide hospitals with practical information on how to increase institutional capacity for rapid and sustainable change by focusing on the fundamental drivers that impact quality. The Webconference will also review the NYSPFP project plan and timeline.
Webconference on NYSPFP Hospital-Specific Readmission Report
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

NYSPFP provided you with a facility-specific Readmissions Diagnostic Report to assist your hospital in further assessing and prioritizing your efforts to reduce preventable readmissions by 20% over the next two years.
NYSPFP Engagement Conference: Inspiring Change through Culture & Leadership
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
GNYHA Conference Center, 15th Floor, 555 West 57th Street, New York City
Please join us on March 14 for the NYS Partnership for Patients (NYSPFP) Engagement Conference: Inspiring Change Through Culture & Leadership. This event for leadership and the primary NYSPFP liaisons from each participating institution will kick off NYSPFP's seminal initiative to reduce hospital-acquired conditions and preventable readmissions. This is the first in a series of cross-cutting programs to build culture and leadership in hospitals throughout New York State.

This event is designed to be interactive. To participate fully, we urge you to attend in person. For those beyond a reasonable distance from New York City, the conference will be available via Webcast, but we strongly encourage you to participate in person.
NYSPFP Kick-off Meeting
Friday, February 10, 2012
2:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
GNYHA

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