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Below is a listing of past NYSPFP Events. Meeting materials can be found under the appropriate initiatives tab and are listed by event date.

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NYSPFP Progressive Mobility Webinar: Redefining and Targeting Rehabilitation to Combat Immobility Harm
Thursday, March 28, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
NYSPFP, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Activity and Mobility Promotion (Hopkins AMP) Program, will host the fourth webinar in a series on mobilizing patients to enhance outcomes by implementing an inter-professional program that promotes patient activity and mobility.

Directors of Hopkins AMP and the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation will present strategies that redefine and target rehabilitation interventions to reduce harm from immobility. The webinar will include:

• Leveraging therapists as consultants on activity and mobility
• Therapy’s role addressing multidisciplinary barriers to mobility
• Targeting therapy resources to high value consults

Speakers
Michael Friedman, PT, MBA, Co-Director, Hopkins AMP
• Annette Lavezza, OT/L, Therapy Manager, Hospital Consult Services, Hopkins AMP
NYSPFP Readmissions Webinar: Call to Action Recap and Future Care Partner Collaborative
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NYSPFP invites you to join a March 20 statewide webinar, which is in follow up to the recently completed Call to Action: Effectively Engaging Patients and their Care Partners series of onsite coaching sessions at hospitals across the State. This webinar will also announce an opportunity to join a future NYSPFP Care Partner Collaborative. Each Call to Action event focused on preventing readmissions by redesigning care processes to engage both the patient and their designated care partner as members of the healthcare team.

Care Partner Collaborative
Care partner programs, such as those developed by Planetree, are evidence-based interventions that have a positive impact on reducing readmissions and increasing HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores. Aligned with the New York State CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable) Act regulations and best-in-class patient-centered care approaches, the implementation starts upon entry into the hospital and follows the patient’s smooth transition to home and post-hospital care services.

During the webinar, NYSPFP will invite hospitals to participate in its upcoming Care Partner Collaborative focused on this important work to redesign care delivery.

Speakers
Facilitating the events was Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, and President of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, who will once again join NYSPFP as faculty for this webinar. Dr. Boutwell will discuss action steps identified as meaningful (meaning having high impact on outcomes) by hospitals and feasible for engaging care partners during the coaching sessions and describe the next steps hospitals can take in adopting this approach.
NYSPFP Culture and Leadership Webinar: Preparing for the 2019 Culture of Safety Survey
Monday, March 11, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
NYSPFP will administer the 2019 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (Culture of Safety Survey) from April 8 to May 3. To help hospitals prepare for and publicize the survey for the best response rate, NYSPFP will host a March 11 webinar that will cover the survey's registration procedures and anticipated reporting processes.

The AHRQ Core Version 1.0 HSOPS and the Value and Efficiency Supplemental Item Set will once again be available to hospitals.
NYSPFP Fall TIPS Coaching Call
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
On March 6, NYSPFP will host a coaching call to help hospitals implement the Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety) program. This call will give NYSPFP hospitals an opportunity to speak directly with Fall TIPS faculty to ask questions and share successes and challenges as they begin their journey. A representative from Ellis Hospital, which is part of the Fall TIPS Collaborative, will discuss how they implemented the program. As always, this coaching call is open to all NYSPFP hospitals, regardless of whether they join the Collaborative.

For additional information, please visit the NYSPFP website for the recording and materials from the Introduction to the Fall TIPS Collaborative Webinar and the Falls TIPS Collaborative website. If your team would like a Fall TIPS Collaborative refresher, please join the Fall TIPS team’s monthly webinars. Register online for the next webinar on March 7 from 12-1 p.m.

Please contact your NYSPFP Project Manager with any questions or to enroll in the Collaborative.

Speakers
• Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, is Senior Nurse Scientist and Program Director for Research at the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice and the Center for Nursing Excellence at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
• Zoe Burns, MPH, Project Coordinator, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Srijesa Khasnabish, BA, Research Assistant, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Christina Curcio, RN, MSN, Associate Director of Risk Management, and Adjunct Nursing Faculty, Ellis Hospital
NYSPFP Progressive Mobility Webinar: The Role of Nursing, Overcoming Barriers, and Engaging the Team
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
NYSPFP, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Activity and Mobility Promotion (Hopkins AMP) Program, is hosting the third webinar in the series focused on mobilizing patients to enhance outcomes by implementing an inter-professional program that promotes patient activity and mobility.

In this follow up to the second webinar, directors of Johns Hopkins Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Department of Medical Nursing will focus on Step 3 of the initiative series by presenting methods and strategies that facilitate the role of nursing in patient mobility. The webinar will include:
• The role of nursing in hospital mobility
• Methods to overcome barriers to mobilizing patients
• Strategies to incorporate mobility promotion into the daily workflow

Speakers
Michael Friedman, PT, MBA, Co-Director, Johns Hopkins, Activity & Mobility Promotion (AMP)
Eleni Flanagan, MSN, MBA, RN-BC, Assistant Director, Johns Hopkins Department of Medical Nursing
NYSPFP Health Care Disparities Webinar: Making Health Literacy and Cultural Competency an Institutional Priority
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
On February 5, NYSPFP will present the third webinar in the Health Care Disparities educational series, which focuses on building and sustaining an organizational response to eliminating disparities and achieving health equity.

The webinar will provide guidance to address disparities by evaluating awareness and adopting The National Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards in Health and Health Care. The CLAS Standards help hospitals and health systems deliver care that responds to patients’ cultural health beliefs, preferences, and communication needs.

The featured speaker, Dr. Betancourt, will cover the following topics:

• The CLAS Standards and understanding the role, key issues, and principles of cultural competency (CC) and health literacy (HL) in addressing health care disparities
• Creating a framework for identifying CC and HL needs within the populations you serve
• Strategies to improve communication effectiveness and address language barriers within diverse populations
• Providing education and training for staff, patients, families, and care partners
Connecting the Dots & Making it Actionable: Success Stories from the Field

Speakers
The featured speaker is national expert Joseph R. Betancourt, MD, MPH, Director of the Disparities Solutions Center and Director of Multicultural Education, Center for Diversity and Inclusion, Massachusetts General Hospital.
NYSPFP Sepsis Webinar: Improving Early Recognition and Outcomes
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
NYSPFP invites you to join the January 30 statewide sepsis webinar on improving early recognition and outcomes for sepsis patients. While early recognition of sepsis is the foundation of sepsis care, which facilitates the provision of timely treatment, it continues to challenge some hospitals. The featured speaker, Ms. Yuditsky, will describe St. Catherine’s approach to early recognition and providing evidence-based care for every patient, every time, which has resulted in a 32% reduction in their sepsis mortality rates. She also will share their hospital-wide multidisciplinary team approach, which is focused on communication, accountability, collaboration, and knowledge. Using these methods to improve care for sepsis patients has attributed to the team’s sustainability in sepsis bundle compliance and improved outcomes.

Speakers
Laurie M. Yuditsky RN, MBA, BSN, CPHQ, Director of Performance Improvement and Quality for St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
NYSPFP Readmissions Webinar: Partners in Healing® at Intermountain Healthcare
Thursday, January 24, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NYSPFP will host a webinar on January 24 on preventing readmissions by engaging the patient and care partner. Speakers from Intermountain Healthcare will discuss the innovative Partners in Healing® program, which prepares patients and families to manage healthcare at home by improving family communication with the healthcare team and integrating the care partner into the patient’s care during the hospital stay.

The webinar is a continuation of NYSPFP’s programming to reduce readmissions by transforming the inpatient care delivery system to actively include patients and care partners as members of the healthcare team.

Speakers
Michelle Van De Graaff, RN, BSN, Practice Chair, Acute Cardiovascular Unit, Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah and members of her team
NYSPFP Unit-Based Safety Webinar: Engaging the Patient and Family through Shift-Change Huddles and Bedside Rounding
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
NYSPFP will host a January 23 webinar on bedside shift-change huddles and bedside reporting as a high-impact best practice for patient and family engagement (PFE). NYSPFP recognizes that simply moving reports to the bedside isn’t enough; clinicians and staff need to invite patients and families to participate. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services identifies shift-change huddles and/or bedside reporting that includes the patient and family as a high-impact best practice and one of five PFE metrics that hospitals report to NYSPFP.

Topics to be covered include strategies to promote a culture of bedside reporting, components of a care experience bundle, benefits to the care team of patient/family involvement at these critical junctures, methods to measure rounding performance, demonstrated successes leading to improved HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) scores, and hardwired processes that ensure sustainability in the patient care experience process.

Speakers
• Tom Workman, PhD, Senior Advisor, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
• Lisa Hennigan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, Assistant Vice President, Patient Care Services, and Jason McLawhorn, BSN, RN-BC, Nurse Manager, Atrium Health (previously Carolinas Healthcare System)
• Launette Woolforde, EdD, DNP, RN-BC, Vice President, System Nursing Education and Professional Development, Northwell Health, and Ralph J. Civello, MSN, RN, C-HCA, Chief Nursing Officer, Long Island Jewish-Valley Stream Hospital (LIJVS)
NYSPFP Falls Webinar: Standardizing a Fall Risk Assessment for Fall TIPS Collaborative
Friday, January 18, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
On January 18, NYSPFP will host a webinar to discuss the fall risk assessment portion of the Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety) Collaborative. Speakers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital will discuss the importance of standardizing a fall risk assessment, why their team recommends using the Morse Falls Scale (MFS), and alternative strategies for teams not currently using the MFS.

For additional information, please reference the NYSPFP website for recordings and materials from the Introduction to the Fall TIPS Collaborative webinar and the Falls TIPS Collaborative website. As a reminder, all NYSPFP Fall TIPS programming is open to all hospitals, regardless of their intention to join the Collaborative. Please contact your NYSPFP Project Manager with any questions or to express interest in enrolling in the Collaborative.

Note: NYSPFP hospitals planning to formally enroll in NYSPFP’s Falls Rapid-Cycle Improvement Program (RCIP) should participate in this event. Please contact your Project Manager with any RCIP questions.

Speakers
• Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Senior Nurse Scientist and Program Director for Research in the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice and the Center for Nursing Excellence at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dykes is the Principal Investigator of the AHRQ-funded "Patient-Centered Fall Prevention" project.
• Zoe Burns, MPH, Project Coordinator, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Srijesa Khasnabish, BA, Research Assistant, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
NYSPFP ADE Webinar: ISMP Assessment on Opioids
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NYSPFP will host a January 15 webinar to kick off a new partnership with the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) to help hospitals complete the opioids module within the Medication Safety Self-Assessment® for High Alert Medications. During this event, members of NYSPFP and ISMP teams will provide information on how to administer an organizational assessment that measures best practices related to safe opioid prescribing and administration, with a focus on opioid stewardship. The webinar also will address the final reports, benchmarking, and feedback that will be available to hospitals that choose to participate.

Background on the ISMP Assessment
The ISMP assessment evaluates hospital systems and practices associated with prescribing for 11 categories of high-alert medications. It can be completed as a whole, or only for specific medication classes. NYSPFP is offering members a limited version of the assessment that includes hospital demographics, general high-alert medications, and the opioid section. The opioid section focuses on hospital protocols and order sets, administration and patient monitoring, staff competency and education, and patient education. NYSPFP will also provide hospitals with their individual results, ISMP’s national benchmarks, and additional benchmarks based on hospitals participating with NYSPFP.

Speakers
• Allen J. Vaida, PharmD, BSc, Executive Vice President, ISMP
• Rebecca L. Lamis, PharmD, FISMP, Medication Safety Analyst, ISMP
NYSPFP Progressive Mobility Webinar: Systematic Measurement of Mobility
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
On December 19, NYSPFP, in collaboration with the Johns Hopkins Activity and Mobility Promotion (Hopkins AMP) Program, is hosting the second webinar in a series on addressing patient immobility harm by implementing an inter-professional program to promote activity and mobility across the hospital.

In this follow-up to the first webinar, directors at Hopkins AMP will detail strategies for developing and implementing a systematic, interdisciplinary approach to assess and measure mobility. The webinar will cover:
• The roles of multidisciplinary clinicians in patient activity and mobility measurement and documentation
• The activity measure for post-acute care (AM-PAC) and the Johns Hopkins Highest Level of Mobility (JH-HLM) Scale
• Using AM-PAC and JH-HLM to set daily mobility goals
• Integrating functional measures into the electronic medical record (EMR) and report design

Speakers
Michael Friedman, PT, MBA, Co-Director, Hopkins AMP
Kelly N. Daley, PT, MBA, Director, Rehabilitation Informatics & Analytics
NYSPFP SSI Conference: Optimizing Patients for Surgery and Early Recovery
Thursday, December 13, 2018
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
NYSPFP will host a December 13 conference on using the American College of Surgeons’ Strong for Surgery Toolkit to optimize patients perioperatively and how those tools intersect with Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs. The event also will explore how to standardize for efficiency and operationalize surgical quality improvement initiatives in a resource-limited setting. NYSPFP has promoted the Strong for Surgery (S4S) approach throughout its programming this year, and is excited to bring national experts to provide more insight into how to operationalize S4S and introduce new additions to the toolkit.

Speakers
Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., MD, MS, Co-Director, Thoracic Oncology Program, Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Utah
Clifford Y. Ko, MD, MS, MSHS, FACS, FASCRS, Director, Division of Research and Optimal Patient Care, American College of Surgeons and Professor of Surgery and Health Services, UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health
NYSPFP Worker Safety Webinar: Safe Patient Handling for the Bariatric Population
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
On December 12, NYSPFP will host the second of a two-part webinar series on Safe Patient Handling (SPH) for Special Populations. This event will focus on enhanced patient care and staff safety for the treatment and handling of patients in the bariatric population. The featured speaker will discuss the challenges, physical demands, patient assessments, and SPH solutions that providers must face and utilize for the treatment of bariatric patients.

Speakers
Arlette Loeser, Director of Ergonomics, Injury Prevention and Accommodation at Mount Sinai Hospital
NYSPFP Readmissions Webinar: Reducing Readmissions through Collaboration with Skilled Nursing Facilities
Monday, December 10, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
On December 10, NYSPFP will host a webinar on reducing readmissions from skilled nursing facilities (SNF). This year, NYSPFP conducted a SNF Readmission Reduction collaborative pilot with a core group of hospitals. The pilot tested tools and strategies to establish and sustain a foundation for ongoing collaboration with SNF partners as part of an overall strategy to reduce readmissions. Data from the pilot shows a 20% improvement in the readmission rates of participating hospitals over the year. The pilot instituted a hospital and SNF collaborative to implement key interventions designed to strengthen relationships, standardize information transfer, and engage patients and care partners in care transitions.

Speakers
The webinar will feature speakers from Wyckoff Heights Medical Center, IPRO, and NYSPFP. Representatives from Wyckoff, which participated in the pilot, will share successes and best practices from their collaborative with SNF partners. IPRO staff will discuss the importance of medication reconciliation across the care continuum and a tool to assist in capturing improvement opportunities in medication reconciliation within a collaborative. NYSPFP staff will review new tools and resources that were developed as a result of lessons learned during the pilot.
• Indira Parmar, LCSW, AVP, Social Work/Care Coordination, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
• Catherine Gallogly-Simon, Chief of Nursing, Wyckoff Heights Medical Center
• Anne Myrka, RPh, MAT, Drug Safety Director, IPRO
NYSPFP CDI/MDRO/ASP In-Person Conference: Addressing the Environment as a Reservoir for Infection
11/14/2018, 11/15/2018

NYSPFP will host two regional, in-person conferences on reducing the spread of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs). Each conference will feature faculty from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), a success story from a hospital in the region, and a storyboard gallery walk. NYSPFP conference participants will also have an opportunity to join the SHEA Connection Tour meeting.

SHEA faulty will provide an overview of the epidemiology of MDROs in the hospital and approaches to prevention, discuss how to reduce the role of the environment in the transmission of infection in the health care setting, and detail novel technologies such as ultraviolet light technology and other new technologies, cleaning techniques, and emerging issues.

In addition to the expert faculty presentations, participants also will engage in group action planning and hands-on, faculty-led workshops to promote best practices and provide specific implementation strategies for hospitals.

Speakers
• Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH, Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan Medical School, and President of the Board of Trustees for SHEA
• Philip C. Carling, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Syracuse Hospital Presenter:
• Lynne Brown, RN, BSN, MBA, CIC, Associate Quality Officer, Director of Infection Prevention, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center. Ms. Brown will discuss how Strong engaged multidisciplinary frontline staff to implement a bundle of interventions, including environmental cleaning, hand hygiene, and ASPs to reduce rates of clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and overall hospital-acquired infections (HAIs).

Manhattan Hospital Presenter:
• David Calfee, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine, Health Policy and Research, Weill Cornell Medicine and Chief Hospital Epidemiologist, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. Dr. Calfee will detail how his hospital effectively engaged and educated hospital staff and environmental service workers (ESWs) to improve environmental cleaning, reduce pathogen transmission, and prevent HAIs.
NYSPFP PFE Webinar: Patient and Family Advisor Orientation
Thursday, November 8, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
On Thursday, November 8, NYSPFP will host a webinar on best practices for orienting new patient and family advisors to serve on a hospital Patient and Family Advisory Committee/Council (PFAC). This webinar is in response to hospital requests for more direction on implementing and sustaining a successful PFAC; specifically, hospitals have requested additional support and tools for patient and family advisor orientation.

The webinar will feature Thomas Workman, PhD, senior advisor for patient and family engagement (PFE) at the American Institutes for Research, which is the PFE contractor for the national Partnership for Patients program through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Dr. Workman will share tips with hospitals on how to prepare advisors for their very first PFAC meeting and incorporate feedback from advisors on how to improve hospital quality and patient safety initiatives.

Additionally, NYSPFP will be releasing Patient and Family Advisors Orientation Program, a new online educational module that focuses on the importance of being an advisor and provides tips on how to be a successful member of your hospital’s PFAC. The eLearning program was created by Dr. Workman and NYSPFP and will be available for hospitals to incorporate into their patient and family advisor orientation.

Speakers
Dr. Workman is as an advisor and faculty in the NYSPFP PFAC eLearning. He has worked with hospitals and hospital networks nationally to implement programs that enable patients and families to partner with hospitals at all levels of care, and he has authored several articles and book chapters on PFE in healthcare.
NYSPFP Unit-Based Safety Conference: Building Resilience Through Teamwork and Engagement
10/29/2018, 10/30/2018

NYSPFP will host two regional in-person conferences, in Syracuse and Manhattan, to support hospitals’ efforts to promote a strong unit-based safety culture. Expert speakers from Press Ganey Associates, Inc., Planetree International, and Adirondack Health will discuss developing high-performing, unit-based team teams through staff engagement, restoring joy in work, and building resilience.

Patient safety is a primary concern of all healthcare professionals, as evidenced by the results of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS). The need to foster team resilience is at an all-time high, as organizations face the challenges to swiftly and effectively understanding and mitigating the causes of burnout. Participants will receive practical tools for enriching their own resilience and the resilience of their teams. Proven best practices in communications, teamwork, and creating a psychologically safe environment will also be shared.

This conference’s learning objectives are to:
• Explore how unit-based care teams can better engage to build resiliency while providing a more reliable system within which clinicians and staff work and interact.
• Describe behaviors that raise staff engagement and restore joy in work.
• Outline hospital best practices, interventions, and challenges underway to assure staff feel meaning, choice, camaraderie, and effective teamwork.
• Provide tools to support the manager’s role in leading unit-based safety that promotes accountability and empowers a safe patient.

Speakers
• Marty Wright, Director, Strategic Consulting, Press Ganey Associates, Inc.
• Linda McClarigan, MSHA, BSN, RN BS-NE, CNO and VP of Patient Care Services, Adirondack Health
• Jim Kinsey, Director of Member Experience, Planetree International
NYSPFP Regional Conferences: Fall TIPS Collaborative
10/23/2018, 10/24/2018

NYSPFP is pleased to host two in-person events on the Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety) Collaborative, one on October 23 in Syracuse and the other on October 24 in Manhattan. Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will facilitate the conferences, which focuses on training hospital staff to serve as Fall TIPS implementation leaders at their respective facilities.

Hospitals considering formal enrollment in the Collaborative should send a full team of implementation leaders to one of the sessions. The conferences are open to all hospital staff, regardless of their role or intention to join the Collaborative.

This falls prevention methodology is the result of a multi-center research collaborative spanning three major institutions: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Montefiore Health System, and NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP)/Columbia University Medical Center. The Fall TIPS Toolkit is an intervention that engages patients and families in its three-step fall prevention process:

1. Conducting fall risk assessments
2. Developing a tailored or personalized fall prevention plan
3. Implementing a consistent tailored fall prevention plan

Hospitals nationwide are now reducing their patient fall rates and improving outcomes with Fall TIPS, and this event will allow NYSPFP members to join the Collaborative or obtain additional information to utilize within their organizations. Participating facilities have seen a reduction of up to 25% in falls on units where the interventions were applied, compared to control units.

Note: NYSPFP hospitals that are planning to formally enroll in the falls Rapid-Cycle Improvement Program (RCIP) should attend one of these events. Please contact your Project Manager with any RCIP questions.

Speakers
Dr. Dykes is Senior Nurse Scientist and Program Director for Research in the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice and the Center for Nursing Excellence at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dykes is the Principal Investigator of the AHRQ-funded project "Patient-Centered Fall Prevention."
NYSPFP Progressive Mobility Webinar: Implementing and Achieving a Culture of Activity & Mobility
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
NYSPFP, in collaboration with The Johns Hopkins University Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, will host an October 3 webinar on preventing harm from immobility by implementing an inter-professional program to promote activity and mobility across the hospital.

This is the first event in the new NYSPFP Progressive Mobility Initiative, which aims to prevent a broad range of hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) and readmissions that are exacerbated by immobility and deconditioning.

Directors of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Activity and Mobility Promotion (AMP) Program will discuss evidenced-based practices, present research, and offer tools needed to design and implement structured quality improvement processes to successfully and safely increase patient activity and mobility in the hospital. The webinar will cover:
• The evidence and environment to support AMP in the hospital
• Assessment of the barriers to implementing an AMP program
• Roles of multidisciplinary clinicians in patient activity and mobility promotion
• AMP implementation strategies, workflows, and tools

Speakers
• Eric Hoyer, MD, Vice Chair for Quality, Safety, and Service, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
• Michael Friedman, PT, MBA, Director of Rehabilitation Therapy Services
NYSPFP Healthcare Disparities Webinar: A Framework for Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Preventing Readmissions
Thursday, September 27, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
On September 27, NYSPFP will present A Framework for Addressing Social Determinants of Health and Preventing Readmissions, the second webinar in our Healthcare Disparities initiative series focused on building and sustaining an organizational response to the problem. The National Quality Forum (NQF), in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), describe social determinants of health (SDH) as “the most influential factors that affect the health of individuals.”

As such, healthcare organizations have a critical role in strategically addressing SDH barriers to prevent readmissions, focusing on system-wide redesign and targeted efforts aimed at preventing readmissions among minority and vulnerable populations. This NYSPFP webinar will provide a framework for healthcare organizations to respond to disparities by implementing and adopting a QI (quality improvement) effort to identify SDH, reduce readmissions, and improve healthcare quality for all using CMS’s Guide to Preventing Readmissions Among Racially and Ethnically Diverse Medicare Beneficiaries.

Speakers
The webinar will feature national expert Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH, Deputy Director of the Disparities Solution Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, who will discuss best-practice guidance, including:
• Understanding the role of SDH in addressing healthcare disparities
• Leveraging SDH data to improve patient outcomes
• Detailing an overview of key issues, risk factors, and strategies to prevent readmissions among diverse populations
• Creating a framework for identifying social determinants and populations at risk for disparities

Additionally, NYSPFP staff will share tools and resources available to support hospitals’ efforts to improve equity and address health disparities.
NYSPFP ADE Webinar in the Optimizing Anticoagulation Care Series: Transitions of Care for Patients on Anticoagulants
Thursday, September 20, 2018
2-3 p.m.
NYSPFP is pleased to announce the final webinar in its Optimizing Anticoagulation Care series, presented in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). The September 20 webinar, Transitions of Care for Patients on Anticoagulants, will provide hospitals with information and strategies to support their VTE (venous thromboembolism) prevention activities. Expert faculty will discuss the key components of preparing patients on anticoagulants for discharge, including patient and family education, community linkage, and the transfer of information to the next care provider.

Speakers
• David Rosenberg, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM, Northwell Health
• Kimberly Zammit, PharmD, Kaleida Health
• David Coriale, RPH, PharmD, BCPS, Oneida Health
NYSPFP Sepsis Webinar: Interventions and Strategies to Prevent Sepsis Readmissions
Monday, September 17, 2018
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
On September 17, NYSPFP will host its second statewide sepsis readmissions webinar. As a follow-up to the July 19 webinar, this event will focus on interventions and strategies to reduce readmissions after admission for sepsis. NYSPFP staff has been working on sepsis and readmissions with the Hospital Improvement Innovation Networks (HIIN) Affinity Groups, which are collaborations among the 16 national HIIN contractors to promote change and innovation to tackle the growing problem. The event will detail two main topics:

  • Identifying clear interventions for reducing sepsis readmission in potentially immunosuppressed patients

  • Sharing the results and lessons learned from the Sepsis and Readmission HIIN Affinity Group’s small national patient interview pilot project



Speakers
Mark E. Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE, FCCM, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mikkelsen is an expert in critical care medicine with a specific focus on sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and post-intensive care syndrome. Through the lens of patients and their families, Dr. Mikkelsen conducts patient-oriented research on sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and long-term outcomes in survivors of critical illness. He also is Co-Chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Thrive: Supporting Survivors of Critical Illness Initiative.
NYSPFP ADE Webinar: Opioid Safety and Glycemic Management
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
12-1 p.m.
NYSPFP, in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), will host a September 5 webinar on glycemic management and opioid safety.

Glycemic Management
Expert faculty will present recent glycemic management guidelines and discuss a new professional education program developed for multidisciplinary staff involved in glycemic management of patients.

Opioid Safety
Clinical updates in opioid safety will address specific patient populations, including opioid-dependent and post-surgical patients. Faculty also will discuss key points from SHM’s Reducing Adverse Drug Events Related to Opioids (RADEO) guide to help hospitals implement their opioid safety programs.

Speakers
• Naina Sinha-Gregory MD
• Jane Jeffrie Seley, DNP MPH BC-ADM CDE FAADE FAAN
• Matthew Jared, MD
UPDATE: NYSPFP Culture of Safety Survey Webinar Rescheduled for 8/7, Hospital Reports Available
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Interpreting Results and Action Planning


NYSPFP will host an August 7 webinar to provide participating hospitals with analysis and action-planning tools for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture (HSOPS). The customized survey reports for hospitals that completed the HSOPS through NYSPFP this year are now available on the NYSPFP website and can be found on the Building Culture and Leadership section of the data page under the heading, “2018 Culture of Safety Survey.” NYSPFP staff will present strategies and resources to help hospitals interpret and apply facility- and unit-level survey results to drive improvements in patient safety culture.

Speakers
NYSPFP Data and Project Staff.
NYSPFP Worker Safety Webinar: Safe Patient Handling in the Emergency Department
Thursday, August 2, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NYSPFP will host the first of a two-part webinar series on Safe Patient Handling (SPH) for Special Populations on August 2. This first event will focus on creating, building, and sustaining a culture of SPH in the emergency department (ED).

Webinar topics include:
• Creating an ED equipment toolbox
• Best-practice strategies in SPH in the ED for injury prevention
• SPH solutions by patient type
• Lessons learned in the ED
• Assessment for SPH patients in the ED
• Emergency procedures for injury prevention

The next webinar in the series, slated for the fall, will address SPH in the behavioral health setting.

Speakers
Featured speaker Robert Guest, MDT, MSPT, Coordinator of Patient Handling and Injury Prevention for Kaleida Health, will discuss how to create an ED that engages both patients and employees in safe practices through a top-down organizational commitment, an engaged SPH committee, ongoing education and retraining, and internal SPH champions.
NYSPFP Falls Webinar: Introduction to the Fall TIPS Collaborative
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
On August 1, NYSPFP will host a webinar to review the Fall TIPS Toolkit, overview the Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety) Collaborative, and discuss how to join. In addition to the webinar, NYSPFP plans to host two regional, in-person trainings followed by two coaching calls. All hospitals are welcomed to participate in the full range of NYSPFP Fall TIPS training and education, regardless of whether they enroll in the Collaborative.

The Collaborative provides ongoing access to the Fall TIPS Toolkit, training webinars, and the implementation guides. Participating hospitals are asked to submit deidentified data monthly via a web-based data portal related to engaging patients in the three-step fall prevention process, patient falls, and fall-related injuries. In return, the Collaborative provides access to monthly reports on your hospital’s progress with engaging patients and family in the three-step fall prevention process relative to other hospitals in the Collaborative’s database.

Speakers
The webinar will feature speakers from the Fall TIPS team at Partners Healthcare, founded by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital; Zoe Burns, MPH and Srijesa Khasnabish, BA. Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, in collaboration with Montefiore Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian, formed the Fall TIPS Collaborative to ensure that all patients have access to evidence-based fall prevention care.

The three systems implemented the Fall TIPS Toolkit consistently with every patient on participating units, using both electronic health record (EHR)-based tools and paper tools to meet the needs of the diverse hospital environments.

Since putting Fall TIPS into practice in units at Brigham & Women’s Hospital and other participating facilities, there was a 25% reduction in falls on units where the interventions were applied, compared to control units. The speakers will also detail the evidence and experiences of adapting and spreading the Fall TIPS interventions across multiple states and sites.
NYSPFP Healthcare Disparities Webinar: A Roadmap to Reducing Disparities and Creating a Culture of Equity
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On July 31, NYSPFP will kick off its newest healthcare disparities initiative with a webinar titled A Roadmap to Reducing Disparities and Creating a Culture of Equity. The Institute of Medicine’s 2002 report, Unequal Treatment, concluded that variations in quality and poor outcomes associated with health disparities are evidence of low-value healthcare. This webinar is the first in a series on building and sustaining an organizational response to healthcare disparities through the adoption of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health’s (OMH) Disparities Action Statement.

The OMH Disparities Action Statement is a four-stage quality improvement (QI) tool that provides a framework for identifying populations at risk for disparities and closing gaps in care using the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle.

Speakers
The webinar will feature national expert Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH, Deputy Director of the Disparities Solution Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, who will provide best practice guidance including:
• How to apply QI methods to identify, prioritize, and take action by championing a Disparities Action Statement within your organization
• Identifying vulnerable populations within the populations you serve
• Effective evidence-based interventions to address root causes of health disparities

Additionally, NYSPFP staff will explain how to interpret the NYSPFP REaL (Race, Ethnicity, and Language) Data Report and offer insight on how to use other tools and resources available to support hospitals’ efforts to improve equity and address health disparities.
NYSPFP Unit-Based Safety Webinar: Engaging the Frontline
Monday, July 23, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Note: This event was originally scheduled for June 5 and will now take place on July 23.

NYSPFP will host a July 23 webinar to help hospitals develop unit-based improvement initiatives and enhance their implementation through unit-based key strategies. The webinar will describe one multi-hospital health system’s innovative approach to building facility- and unit-level capacity for performance improvement through a dynamic, centralized quality collaborative structure.

Speakers
Featured speakers include Peter Shamamian, MD, Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, and Vice Chairman for Quality Improvement and Performance at Montefiore Medical Center, and members of the Montefiore quality team.
NYSPFP Sepsis Webinar: Exploring Sepsis Readmissions
Thursday, July 19, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
On July 19, NYSPFP will host its first statewide webinar on sepsis readmissions. The webinar will explore multiple topics, including the continuum of care for patients with sepsis; strategies to reduce readmission after treatment for sepsis; evidence about sepsis survivors; and patient and family engagement for this specific patient population.

Speakers
The session will feature Mark E. Mikkelsen, MD, MSCE, FCCM, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mikkelsen is an expert in critical care medicine with a specific focus on sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and post-intensive care syndrome. Through the lens of the patient and their family, Dr. Mikkelsen conducts patient-oriented research on sepsis, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and long-term outcomes in survivors of critical illness. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Society of Critical Care Medicine's Thrive: Supporting Survivors of Critical Illness Initiative.
NYSPFP CDI/ASP/MRSA Webinar: Reducing Transmission of MDROs: Role of the Patient as a Reservoir for Infection
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Please join NYSPFP on July 18 for the latest infection prevention webinar, which kicks off a new collaboration between NYSPFP and The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA).

Speakers


Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH, Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan Medical School, and President of the Board of Trustees for SHEA, will review effective strategies for reducing the risk of transmission of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDROs). Dr. Kaye will detail strategies for addressing the patient as a potential reservoir for infection and will review advanced infection prevention techniques that can be employed to mitigate this risk.
NYSPFP ADE Webinar in the Optimizing Anticoagulation Care Series: Who, What, and When of VTE Prevention
Thursday, July 12, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NYSPFP is pleased to announce the second webinar in its Optimizing Anticoagulation Care series, presented in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). On July 12, NYSPFP will host the webinar Who, What, and When of VTE Prevention, to provide hospitals with information and strategies to support their VTE (venous thromboembolism) prevention activities. Expert faculty will discuss risk assessment models; types of VTE prophylaxis, including contraindications; and timing of when to start and stop therapies. With many NYSPFP participants working with VTE prevention every day, the webinar is a great opportunity for a comprehensive update on current practices.

Speakers
• David Rosenberg, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM, Northwell Health
• Kimberly Zammit, PharmD, Kaleida Health
• David Coriale, RPH, PharmD, BCPS, Oneida Health
NYSPFP Readmissions Webinar: Medication Reconciliation Across Care Transitions
Thursday, June 21, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NYSPFP invites you to join an educational webinar on June 21, Medication Reconciliation Across Care Transitions. Medication adverse drug events that can result from medication discrepancies are key drivers of hospital readmissions. The webinar will feature strategies for engaging patients and caregivers in medication reconciliation during care transitions, whether they are discharged home or to another post-acute care setting.

Speakers
Anne Myrka, RPh, MAT, Director, Drug Safety, IPRO, will be the webinar’s featured speaker.
NYSPFP SSI Prevention Webinar: Implementing the American College of Surgeons' Strong for Surgery Bundle
Friday, June 15, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Please join NYSPFP on June 15 for a webinar on implementing the American College of Surgery’s (ACS) Strong for Surgery bundle. The Strong for Surgery bundle contains multiple tools for optimizing patients in the pre-surgical period, addressing nutrition, medications, smoking, and blood glucose. The bundle applies to patients undergoing many types of surgery, including colon, gynecology, orthopedics, and cardiac.

Speakers
A team from CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System in Texas will discuss how they implemented the Strong for Surgery tools at their hospital, and will highlight the impact of the new approach on reducing complications in surgical patients and on improving overall workflow for peri-operative staff.
NYSPFP Regional Forums on Sepsis Care: Concentrating on Fluid Resuscitation
5/18/18, 5/30/18

NYSPFP will host two regional quality improvement forums on fluid administration pertaining to sepsis bundle compliance. Each interactive forum will enable you to share your hospital’s best practices and challenges in meeting the sepsis fluid administration requirements.

Below are the locations, dates, and times, with registration links. If you have any questions about the events, please contact your NYSPFP project manager.

Speakers
Laura Evans, MD, MSc, an Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, Medical Director of Critical Care at Bellevue Hospital, and Steering Committee member of the Surviving Sepsis Campaign, will detail the current evidence on fluid administration in sepsis care and facilitate discussion between hospitals.
NYSPFP Regional Conferences: The Nuts and Bolts of Anticoagulation Therapy
5/16/2018, 5/24/2018

NYSPFP, in collaboration with the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM), is pleased to announce The Nuts and Bolts of Anticoagulation Therapy, two regional, in-person conferences to be held at upstate and downstate locations.

Expert faculty, selected by SHM, will present the latest, evidence-based best practices for safely and effectively optimizing anticoagulation therapy during inpatient care and care transitions. Each session will cover:

• Innovations in performance improvement strategies to enhance anticoagulation management
• Protocols, order sets, and other key interventions to hardwire anticoagulation safety

Each conference will provide continuing medical education credits (CMEs). The CMEs can also be used toward American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification and New York State pharmacists' licensure requirements. Please refer to the appropriate credentialing or licensing agency for questions about CMEs.

Speakers
• David Rosenberg, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM, Northwell Health
• David Coriale, RPh, Pharm D, BCPS, Onieda Health
• Kimberly Zammit, Pharm D, Kaleida Health
NYSPFP Conference: Leveraging Patient and Family Advisory Councils to Improve Care
5/3/2018, 5/4/2018

On May 3 and 4, NYSPFP will host two regional in-person conferences in Rochester and Manhattan, respectively, to detail various innovative hospital approaches to leveraging patient and family advisory councils (PFACs) to improve care. The conferences will also provide guidance on how PFACs can promote health equity by emphasizing the needs of the diverse patient populations that hospitals serve. The conferences will consist of a morning session for hospitals at any stage of implementing a PFAC and an afternoon session for hospitals that need support starting and sustaining a new PFAC.
NYSPFP ADE Optimizing Anticoagulation Care Series Webinar: Understanding Risks, Benefits, and Treatment Indications
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
NYSPFP, in collaboration with the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM), is pleased to announce its new educational webinar series, Optimizing Anticoagulation Care. Adverse drug events (ADEs) due to anticoagulants are among the most common causes of medication-related harm in older Americans and have been identified by hospitals, clinical specialty societies, and Federal agencies as a priority target for patient safety initiatives.

On April 24, NYSPFP will host the first webinar in the series, featuring a discussion on the epidemiology of venous thromboembolism-related disorders, anticoagulation-related risks and strategies to reduce those risks, and anticoagulant indications by disease state.

Speakers
. David Rosenberg, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM, Northwell Health
. Kimberly Zammit, PharmD, Kaleida Health
. David Coriale, RPH, Pharm D, BCPS, Oneida Health
NYSPFP Webinar: The Impact of ASP on MDROs: Myths, Legends, and Strategies Proven to Reduce MDROs
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On April 11, NYSPFP will host a webinar featuring Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH. Dr. Kaye is Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan Medical School and President of the Board of Trustees for the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology for America (SHEA).

Dr. Kaye will dispel myths and legends about the antibiotic stewardship program’s (ASP) impact on the incidence and emergence of multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO). Dr. Kaye will also detail effective strategies for implementing an ASP program, including the specific components that make the ASP program most effective.

Speakers
Keith S. Kaye, MD, MPH. Dr. Kaye, Professor of Internal Medicine and Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Michigan Medical School and President of the Board of Trustees for the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology for America (SHEA).
NYSPFP SSI Prevention Webinar: Using the American College of Surgeons Strong for Surgery Toolkit to Optimize Patients for Surgery
Monday, April 9, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
On April 9, NYSPFP will host a webinar on strategies to optimize patients and reduce surgical risk via the American College of Surgeons’ (ACS) Strong for Surgery Toolkit. During the webinar, ACS faculty Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., MD, MS, Co-Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah, will detail evidence behind the effective strategies in the Strong for Surgery Toolkit for optimizing patients during the pre-surgical period. The Strong for Surgery interventions address nutrition, medications, smoking, and blood glucose. They can be used to optimize patients undergoing many types of surgery, including colon, gynecology, orthopedics, and cardiac.

Speakers
Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., MD, MS, Co-Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program and Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah
NYSPFP ADE Webinar: Reducing Adverse Drug Events from Opioids (RADEO): A Guide to Safe Opioid Therapy
Monday, March 26, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
On March 26, The Society for Hospital Medicine's (SHM) RADEO Implementation Guide provides step-by-step guidance to assist hospital teams in implementing a quality improvement program to improve patient safety and reduce opioid-related adverse events NYSPFP will host a webinar on March 26 to address how to use the RADEO Implementation Guide, as well as questions put forth by hospitals on opioid safety. SHM is just finishing its RADEO collaboration work and will provide timely support to the work being done in New York State.

Speakers
Matthew Jared, MD, St. Anthony Hospital, in Oklahoma City, OK, who returns to continue the discussion and answer hospitals' questions on reducing adverse drug events from opioids. In addition, representatives from Bronx-Lebanon Hospital and the University of Rochester Medical Center, Strong Memorial Hospital will participate.
NYSPFP VAE/Delirium Webinar: Integrating Non-Pharmacological Interventions into ICU Workflow
Thursday, March 22, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
On March 22, NYSPFP will host a webinar on integrating non-pharmacological interventions for the critically ill patient into the intensive care unit’s (ICU) standard workflow. Featured speaker along with NYSPFP staff will both be sharing tools and resources to help implement interventions to enhance care for intensive care patients.

The NYSPFP Delirium Prevention Demonstration Toolkit will be introduced by NYSPFP staff. Hospitals can access a sample toolkit from their NYSPFP project manager.

Speakers
The webinar will feature John Owen-Bell, Charge Nurse and Team Leader, Adult Critical Care Unit, Bristol Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom. Mr. Bell leads both regional and national delirium prevention efforts. At multiple international conferences, he has detailed his hospital’s protocol-based approach to non-pharmacological interventions to reduce delirium. During the webinar, he will share tools and resources developed for staff, patients, and caregivers.
NYSPFP Unit-Based Safety Webinar: Engaging the Frontline
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
On March 21, NYSPFP will host a webinar to help hospitals develop unit-based improvement initiatives and enhance their implementation by using unit-based key strategies. The webinar will feature two speakers who will highlight practical approaches to creating effective unit-based quality improvement teams.

NYSPFP highly encourages the participation of attendees of the December NYSPFP conference, Unit-Based Safety: Engaging the Front Line, which was held in both Syracuse and Manhattan. Materials and recordings from that conference are available on NYSPFP's website.

Speakers
• Janet Stifter, PhD, RN, CPHQ, Director of Care, Innovation and Transformation, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE)
• Irene Sabin, BSN, RN-BC, CCRN, Professional Practice Nurse Manager at United Health Services, Johnson City, New York
NYSPFP Sepsis Webinar: Improving Bundle Compliance through Coordinated Sepsis Care
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
On March 14, NYSPFP will host a statewide webinar on sepsis bundle compliance. In response to hospital requests for strategies to implement sepsis coordinators, the webinar will feature a multidisciplinary team from St. Joseph Hospital, which is a member of the St. Joseph Hoag Health Alliance in Orange County, California. The presenters will discuss innovations in sepsis programs, including Code Sepsis response and focused coordination of sepsis bundle treatment to decrease sepsis patients’ mortality.

Speakers
• Peter Smethurst, MD, Intensivist and Physician lead for the Code Sepsis program
• Trish Cruz BSN, RN, Director of Clinical Excellence and Quality Management
• Gemma Seidl, MSN, MPH, RN, Executive Director of Critical Care, Telemetry, and Medical Surgical Services
• Linda Boose-Shutes, BSN, RN, CCRN, Manager of Definitive Stepdown Unit
• Christa Mirabel, BSN, RN, Emergency Care Center Sepsis Nursing Lead
• Cecille Lamorena, BSN, RN, CCRN, Critical Care Clinical Coordinator and Inpatient Sepsis Nursing Lead
NYSPFP Webinar: Readmission Reduction through Partnerships with Patients and Families: Strategies for Identifying the Care Partner
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
On March 13, NYSPFP will host a webinar focused on strategies and best practices for identifying and engaging patients and care partners. The webinar will help hospitals operationalize a process that meets state and federal requirements such as the New York State CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable) Act, which requires hospitals to provide adult inpatients, who will be discharged to home, the opportunity to designate a "caregiver/care partner" who can assist the patient in their care after discharge.

This webinar will present strategies and best practices that facilitate identifying a patient’s caregiver/care partner, through obtaining consent for information sharing, informing patients and caregivers about discharge and post-acute care.

Speakers
Marie Maxson, RN, BS, Director, Quality Management and Clinical Effectiveness, Bassett Healthcare Network, Bassett Medical Center
Donna Anderson, RN, MSN, CENP, Senior Director for Care Management, Bassett Healthcare Network, Bassett Medical Center
NYSPFP Culture and Leadership Webinar: Culture of Safety Survey
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
NYSPFP will once again administer the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture between April 2 and April 30. For this survey cycle, AHRQ has introduced the Value and Efficiency Supplemental Item Set.

The items include:
• Empowerment to Improve Efficiency
• Efficiency and Waste Reduction
• Patient Centeredness and Efficiency
• Supervisor, Manager, or Clinical Leader Support for Improving Efficiency and Reducing Waste

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.

Speakers
Theresa Famolaro, Surveys on Patient Safety Culture Database Manager, Westat, Inc. Westat, Inc. is 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.
NYSPFP CDI/ASP/MRSA Webinar: Successful Hospital Strategies to Reduce C. difficile
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On February 28, NYSPFP will host a webinar on successful strategies to reduce Clostridium difficile (C. difficile). The webinar will feature speakers from Stony Brook Hospital and Mount Sinai Beth Israel––two New York hospitals that have reduced and maintained low C. difficile Infection (CDI) rates through:
• Enhanced testing protocols supported by changes in the electronic medical record
• Engagement of the multi-disciplinary team in a root cause analysis for each patient
• A more robust antibiotic stewardship program (ASP)

NYSPFP ASP faculty will participate in the webinar to answer hospitals’ questions about their internal processes for ASP or CDI reduction. Such processes should include policies that support optimal antibiotic use, broad interventions for improved antibiotic use, pharmacy-driven interventions, and infection- and syndrome-specific interventions.

Speakers
Representatives will be present from the infection prevention teams from Stony Brook Hospital and Mount Sinai Beth Israel.

• David Calfee, MD, MS, Chief Hospital Epidemiologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
• Teresa Lubowski, Pharm D, BS, Pharmacist-Quality Improvement at IPRO
NYSPFP SSI Webinar: Reducing Hysterectomy SSIs Using a Bundled Approach
Thursday, February 22, 2018
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
On February 22, NYSPFP will host its first educational session dedicated solely to reducing hysterectomy-related surgical site infections (SSIs). In response to hospital requests for targeted interventions for hysterectomy patients, NYSPFP has invited Linda L. Fan, MD, FACOG, from the Yale School of Medicine, to review the evidence and impact of a bundled approach to reducing hysterectomy SSIs, including special consideration for skin preparation when operating in or near mucosal surfaces. She also will share the protocols that have been developed at Yale. This webinar kicks off NYSPFP’s efforts to spread the success of the NYSPFP Advanced Colon SSI Bundle’s impact on SSI rates for additional procedures.

Speakers
Linda L. Fan, MD, FACOG, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Services; Director, Gynecology Section; Co-chair Gynecologic Services Quality Assurance Committee at Yale School of Medicine
NYSPFP Falls Research Spotlight: Implementing and Spreading Patient-Centered, Evidence-Based Fall Reduction Strategies
Thursday, January 25, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On January 25, 2018, NYSPFP will host an in-person/live-streaming event focused on the Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety) Toolkit. The program will highlight the intersections of falls research and quality improvement in a multi-center research collaborative spanning three major institutions: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Montefiore Health System, and NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP)/Columbia University Medical Center. Representatives from each will present their experiences in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded project, “Patient-Centered Fall Prevention” and announce opportunities for future collaborations to reduce falls.

The Fall TIPS Toolkit is a health information technology intervention that engages patients and families in its three-step fall prevention process:
1) Conducting fall risk assessments
2) Developing a tailored or personalized fall prevention plan
3) Implementing the tailored fall prevention plan consistently

Speakers
• Jason Adelman, MD, MS, is the Chief Patient Safety Officer & Associate Chief Quality Officer at NYP/Columbia University Medical Center.
• Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, is Senior Nurse Scientist and Program Director for Research in the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice and the Center for Nursing Excellence at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dykes is the Principal Investigator of the AHRQ-funded project, “Patient-Centered Fall Prevention.”
• Maureen Scanlan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, is the Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services at Montefiore Health System.

Dr. Dykes will present the evidence base behind the Fall TIPS Toolkit and provide an overview of the Patient-Centered Fall Prevention study. Dr. Adelman and Ms. Scanlan will share their experiences with adapting and spreading the Fall TIPS interventions across multiple sites using various electronic and paper medical record systems.
NYSPFP Worker Safety/SPH Webinar: Buy-in Strategies at All Levels to Promote a Culture of Safe Patient Handling
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
On January 24, NYSPFP will host a webinar on creating, building, and sustaining a culture of safe patient handling (SPH) that integrates both patient and worker safety through all levels of the organization––including the patient and family. Featured speaker Kelly Moed, MSN, RN-BC, CSPHP, will describe the journey of how NYSPFP member Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) assured both patient and employees engaged in safe practices through a top-down organizational commitment, an engaged SPH committee, ongoing education and retraining, and internal SPH champions.

Ms. Moed will also share strategies, challenges, and successes from her efforts with hospitals and national organizations to facilitate a culture that embraces effective SPH practices.

Topics will include:
  • Identification of key stakeholders who have the power to impact an SPH program     
  • Strategies to achieve buy-in from all management, frontline staff, and patients and families
  • Examples of SPH interventions, barriers, and high-level successes facilities have achieved
  • How to train, educate, retrain, and assess competency as an ongoing SPH activity
  • Breeches in SPH practice and how to address them
  • Fostering a learning environment for after-action reviews

Speakers
Ms. Moed is a registered professional nurse with more than 30 years of experience in hospital-based nursing and nursing education. For more than 10 years, she has been the co-chair of the SIUH SPH/Ergonomics Committee and has coordinated the staff’s SPH education and training. Ms. Moed has also served as an SPH Site Reviewer for the American Nurses Association’s Handle with Care Recognition Program and as a trainer for the New York State Zero Lift Task Force. In 2011, she received the New York State Zero Lift Task Force SPH Advocacy Award, and in 2015, she became an active member of the New York State Department of Health SPH Workgroup. Ms. Moed is currently the Education Workgroup Lead for the Universal Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Coalition and a Master Moderator for the coalition’s website, Mobility is Medicine.
NYSPFP Readmissions Domain II Webinar: Improving Processes to Reduce Readmissions
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Join NYSPFP for this webinar on processes to ensure smooth transitions between acute care and skilled nursing facility (SNF) settings.

The featured speakers will present their implementation strategy in reducing readmissions from the SNFs to whom they discharge their patients. They will also discuss multicomponent process improvement interventions that produced positive results. The work emphasizes the partnership between the two facilities, and there is no better time than now for your hospital to partner with your SNF network.

Speakers
• Laura O’Mara, RN, Geriatric Clinical Advisor, Saratoga Hospital
• Rebecca Bowman, RAC-CT, Quality and Compliance Officer, The Wesley Community
• Manisha Kulshreshtha, MD, FACP, Associate Medical Director, St. Barnabas Hospital, SBH Health System
NYSPFP Coaching Call: Fall and Injury Prevention
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
On December 19, NYSPFP will host a coaching call to support hospitals’ efforts to adopt the new strategies in Fall and Injury Prevention presented at the December 12 webinar. Dr. Patricia Quigley will once again encourage participants to redesign their fall prevention programs to take a bundled approach to reducing preventable falls, protecting from serious fall-related injuries, and instilling a greater understanding of the root causes of falls and injury. Previously, these programs included an overreliance on fall risk screening and universal fall precautions. A question-and-answer format will provide hospitals with a platform to obtain consultation and actionable next steps on redesigning fall and fall injury prevention programs.

Speakers
Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, Nurse Consultant, LLC, is both a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Nurse Practitioner in Rehabilitation. For over 40 years, she has practiced in the field of rehabilitation nursing, spending 32.5 years with the Veterans Administration. She focuses on fall and injury reduction as a patient safety expert for multiple leading quality organizations. Additionally, she provides ongoing consultation to nursing staff, quality management, and patient safety coordinators for management of complex patients at risk for falls.
NYSPFP Webinar: New Directions in Fall and Injury Prevention
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
NYSPFP will host a December 12 webinar on New Directions in Fall and Injury Prevention. The goal of the webinar is to inspire participants to redesign their fall prevention programs to take a bundled approach to reducing preventable falls, protecting from serious fall-related injuries, and instilling a greater understanding of the root causes of falls and injury. Previously, these programs included an overreliance on fall risk screening and universal fall precautions.

Topics to be discussed include:
• Essential elements and guidelines for a Fall and Injury Prevention Program
• Translate actionable elements of a Fall and Injury Prevention Program
• Segment high-vulnerable populations to protect from fall-related injury
• Enhanced Post-Fall Management
• Redesign of patient education strategies

Speakers
Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, Nurse Consultant, LLC, is both a Clinical Nurse Specialist and a Nurse Practitioner in Rehabilitation. For over 40 years, she has practiced in the field of rehabilitation nursing, spending 32.5 years with the Veterans Administration. She focuses on fall and injury reduction as a patient safety expert for multiple leading quality organizations. Additionally, she provides ongoing consultation to nursing staff, quality management, and patient safety coordinators for management of complex patients at risk for falls.
NYSPFP Regional Conferences: Unit-Based Safety: Engaging the Frontline
12/7/2017, 12/8/2017

NYSPFP is hosting two regional in-person conferences in Manhattan and Syracuse on Unit-Based Safety: Engaging the Frontline. The conferences are intended to build the capacity of clinical leadership and frontline staff to conduct quality improvement projects by equipping them with the principles, tools, and approaches to bolster quality improvement and bedside safety. The events also will introduce the NYSPFP Unit-Based Safety (UBS) Model and NYSPFP Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Toolkit. These concepts and tools will support staff as they apply quality improvement principles and tools to clinical and operational challenges, empowering unit leadership and frontline staff to improve outcomes of care.

Hospitals are encouraged to send multidisciplinary teams with real-life clinical challenges they hope to improve. Attendees will receive education and coaching from NYSPFP staff on implementing the UBS Model and using the HIIN Toolkit to achieve desired improvements in processes and outcomes. Each team will depart the conference with an action plan to address issues identified for improvement. NYSPFP’s Project Managers will provide ongoing follow-up and support.

Speakers
• Janet Stifter, PhD, RN, CPHQ, Director of Care, Innovation and Transformation, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), will share innovative strategies to improve the quality and safety of patient care units, increase patient-centeredness, and create more effective clinical teams.
• Rakesh Budhu, MBA, MS, Director, Office for Excellence in Patient Care, Office of the Chief Medical Officer, Mount Sinai Hospital, will speak about the practical application of an interdisciplinary Unit-Based Triad approach to organizing care teams.
NYSPFP SSI Webinar: ERAS Combined with the Advanced Colon Bundle
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
On November 15, NYSPFP will host a webinar focused on how to reduce colon surgical site infections (SSI) by operationalizing the enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) approach in tandem with NYSPFP’s advanced colon bundle.

A multidisciplinary team from St. Jude’s Medical Center, St. Joseph’s Health in Fullerton, California, will tell the story of how they discovered the NYSPFP Advanced Colon Bundle online and implemented it. The speakers will share their experience hardwiring the NYSPFP bundle with ERAS elements into their workflow to sustain a more than 50% reduction in colon SSIs.

Speakers
Presenters from St. Jude’s will include:
• Kevin Kinzinger, MD, General surgeon and board certified colorectal specialist
• Richard Bollin, MD, Anesthesiologist
• Joy Lanfranchi BSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO, CNIII, Laser Safety Officer, Surgery
• Joanne Bonnot, RN, MSN, Director of Surgical Services
• Lynda Gagnon RN, MSN, CRNFA, Clinical Coordinator, General/GYN, Urology and Robotic Surgery
• Claudia Skinner, RN, DNP, CIC, CCRN, NE-BC, Director, Center of Excellence
• Betty Petty, RN, BSN, RNFA, Manager, Surgery
NYSPFP Antibiotic Stewardship Coaching Call
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
On November 15, 2017, NYSPFP will host a coaching call to support hospital efforts to implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Core Elements of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP). The coaching call is a forum for hospitals to share successes and challenges encountered as they work to operationalize the CDC core elements, and ASP faculty will be available to answer questions.
NYSPFP Pressure Injury Webinar: New Strategies to Improve Assessment, Staging, and Prevention of Pressure Injury
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
NYSPFP will host a November 14 webinar on New Strategies to Improve Assessment, Staging, and Prevention of Pressure Injury. The webinar will provide new strategies and best practices concerning pressure injury assessment, staging, treatment, and prevention, with an additional focus on racial/ethnic disparities. The webinar will also address potential multifaceted issues behind an apparent increase in pressure ulcer rates on a national level.

Topics to be discussed include:
• New developments in pressure injury staging and review of staging algorithm
• Skin assessment in dark-pigmented skin
• Emerging technology for detection of deep tissue pressure injury
• Latest updates on prevention injury best practices
• Impact of ICD 10 coding changes and considerations for documentations
• Recognition and treatment of skin failure

Speakers
Janet Cuddigan, PHD, RN, CWCN, FAAN, is a Professor, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP). The NPUAP serves as the authoritative voice for improved patient outcomes in pressure injury prevention and treatment through public policy, education, and research.

Karen J. Farid, DNP, CNS/CWON, is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Enterostomal Therapy with 50 years of direct patient care experience. She obtained her MA in Rehabilitation Nursing from New York University, is a certified WOCN, and obtained her doctoral degree at Case Western Reserve University. The impact of serious pressure injuries among acute/long term patients has made this issue a focus of study and clinical research throughout her career.
VAE/Delirium Prevention: Ventilator Associated Events: Are They Preventable and How Can We Do It?
Thursday, November 9, 2017
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
On November 9, NYSPFP will host a webinar titled “Ventilator Associated Events: Are They Preventable and How Can We Do It?” It will focus on the treatment and management of acute respiratory failure in both the emergency room and the critical care setting and how this can impact ventilator associated event (VAE) rates.

The featured speaker, John Gallagher, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, CEN, RRT, of the University of Pennsylvania, will review interventions to reduce VAE and discuss how his hospital operationalized:
• The application of non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) aimed at preventing intubation and during weaning;
• Lung-sparing applications such as use of spontaneous ventilator modalities and low tidal volume ventilation in non-ARDS; and
• Protocolized discontinuation from the ventilator.

Speakers
Featured on the webinar will be John Gallagher, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, CEN, RRT, Trauma Program Manager for the Division of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Mr. Gallagher was previously the Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Surgical/Trauma ICU, and has practiced in a variety of critical care settings, including the Trauma Resuscitation Area and Trauma ICU, General Surgical ICU, and the Emergency Department.
NYSPFP Regional Conferences: Sepsis Improvement Science
10/24/2017, 10/25/2017, 10/26/2017, 11/7/2017, 11/8/2017

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

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

Speakers
Northwell Health is a member of the High Value Healthcare Collaborative, a national consortium of hospitals and health systems with whom NYSPFP has been working that completed a three-year sepsis improvement program to improve processes, outcomes, and costs associated with sepsis care. Northwell will provide faculty to present the latest quality improvement science and evidence-based best practices for identifying and treating sepsis. The conference will provide ample networking and break-out periods to share and consider various improvement techniques and tactics.
NYSPFP Safe Patient Handling Data Office Hour
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
On October 25, NYSPFP will host an office hours webinar on best practices for the collection and use of data to inform Safe Patient Handling (SPH) programs and drive improvement in worker safety.

NYSPFP staff will discuss the new NYSPFP SPH measure, which was introduced earlier this year. The webinar is a forum to help hospitals clarify their understanding of the measure by communicating directly with NYSPFP staff regarding any questions or concerns. They also can share successes and challenges they encountered while working to collect and submit data for the OSHA 300 form.

Speakers
The webinar will feature Paula Pless, Director of Safe Patient Handling at Kaleida Health.
NYSPFP Webinar: Antibiotic Stewardship/MDRO/CDI Phase III Kickoff: Tracking, Monitoring, and Reporting Antibiotic Prescribing, Use and Resistance
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On October 18, NYSPFP will introduce Phase III of the HIIN Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP). The webinar will focus on strategies, tools, and resources to help hospitals implement policies and interventions related to Core Elements 5 & 6 of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s "Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship Program:
• Tracking and monitoring antibiotic prescribing, use, and resistance
• Reporting information on improving antibiotic use and resistance

Faculty members will address numerous topics, including policies and strategies that can be adopted to support optimal monitoring and regular reporting of antibiotic prescribing, use, and resistance patterns to both prescribers, front line staff and leadership.

Speakers
• David Calfee, MD, Chief Hospital Epidemiologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
• Teresa Lubowski, PharmD, BS, Pharmacist- Quality Improvement, IPRO
NYSPFP CAUTI and C. Difficile Webinar: Aligning Lab Protocols and Clinician Diagnostics
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
On October 17, NYSPFP will host a webinar on Aligning Lab Protocols and Clinician Diagnostics for CAUTI and C. difficile infection (CDI). Using appropriate screening and testing strategies, hospitals can reduce false positives, prevent unnecessary treatment of patients, and improve CAUTI and CDI rates. Additional issues to be addressed during the webinar include:
• The impact of overtesting on both CAUTI and CDI rates
• Hospital protocols to standardize screening and culturing for CAUTI and CDI
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria for identifying CAUTI and CDI

Speakers
Representatives from the Hospital for Special Surgery and St. Peters Hospital, both of which successfully implemented rationalized testing strategies, will share how these factors impacted their CAUTI and CDI rates. They also will discuss progress and outcomes with testing protocols, and strategies and tools that helped hard-wire changes at their institutions.
NYSPFP Healthcare Disparities Webinar: Building An Organizational Response
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
On October 11, NYSPFP will host a webinar on strategies for improving Race, Ethnicity, and Language (REaL) data collection, including measure improvement, to help address potential disparities in patient care delivery.

The webinar will feature national experts who will provide guidance on best practices, including how to:
• Develop a staff training program that increases awareness of REaL data collection processes, including strategies for increasing data accuracy and addressing barriers;
• Utilize health disparities data to move from awareness to action; and
• Evaluate the effectiveness of a REaL data collection program.

Expert guidance regarding leadership buy-in, staff engagement, and the importance of building an organizational response to disparities also will be provided.

Additionally, NYSPFP staff will share the results of the Healthcare Disparities Survey—completed by NYSPFP hospitals earlier this year—which provides insight into respondents’ current practices for collecting demographic data, using existing data, and training staff who collect data. NYSPFP staff will highlight available tools and resources that support hospitals’ efforts to address disparities by improving REaL data collection practices and processes.

Speakers
• David Engler, PhD, Senior Vice President of Leadership and Innovation, America’s Essential Hospitals and Director, Essential Hospitals Institute
• Brian Roberson, Senior Research Analyst, America’s Essential Hospitals
NYSPFP Readmissions Reduction Webinar: Improving Transitions of Care between Acute Care Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities
Thursday, September 28, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Is there a high readmission rate among patients you discharge to post-acute care providers, such as skilled nursing facilities (SNF)? Or, do a high percentage of patients sent to the emergency department (ED) from your SNF get admitted to the hospital? One of the best ways to reduce readmissions is to improve the transition from the hospital to the SNF and prevent an avoidable admission following appropriate treatment in the ED.

On September 28, NYSPFP will host a readmissions reduction webinar, Improving Transitions of Care between Acute Care Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities.

Speakers
The webinar will feature Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP, and President of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies. Dr. Boutwell will present key processes for reducing readmissions by improving the transfer of patients from the ED to the nursing home, such as:
• Building and strengthening relationships across care settings
• Creating a communication and information exchange process for transfers from the hospital to the nursing home
• Engaging the patient, family members, and caregivers/“care partners” in the transfer process
NYSPFP Regional Conferences: Operationalizing VAE/Delirium Prevention Strategies in the ICU
9/26/2017, 9/27/2017

Please join NYSPFP for the Ventilator-Associated Event (VAE) and Delirium in-person conferences, Operationalizing Prevention Strategies in the ICU. The conference will focus on strategies to implement the "ABCDEF bundle" in the intensive care unit (ICU), with a review of how to operationalize the American College of Chest Physicians and American Thoracic Society’s "Guidelines for Discontinuing Mechanical Ventilation in the ICU" and the Society of Critical Care Medicine's "Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Pain, Agitation, and Delirium in Adult Patients in the Intensive Care Unit" (PAD guidelines).

Speakers
Featured Speakers include national experts, E. Wesley Ely, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, and founder of the Vanderbilt ICU Delirium and Cognitive Impairment Study Group, and Timothy Girard, MD, MSCI, Professor in the Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Ely will focus on the PAD guidelines and the “ABCDEF bundle.” Dr. Girard, who co-authored the guidelines for discontinuing mechanical ventilation in the ICU, will discuss strategies to operationalize the guidelines. Additionally, the programming will feature Christine Groth, Pharm D, Critical Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist from the University of Rochester Medical Center, who will discuss the pharmacy’s role in operationalizing the PAD guidelines.

The conference also will include presentations from speakers from multiple disciplines, including pharmacy, nursing, physical therapy, and respiratory therapy, who will discuss the crucial role of different disciplines in operationalizing the PAD guidelines effectively in the ICU.
NYSPFP Regional Conferences: Readmission Reduction Through Partnerships with Patients and Families
8/22/2017, 8/23/2017, 8/24/2017, 9/14/2017, 9/15/2017

NYSPFP is pleased to announce Readmission Reduction Through Partnerships with Patients and Families, five regional, in-person conferences to be held at various locations throughout New York State. These events will focus on helping your hospital reduce the likelihood of readmission by giving your staff the tools to help facilitate a successful discharge plan with patients and care partners.

NYSPFP is organizing these conferences across the state to recognize and promote the emerging practice of integrating care partners, along with the patient, into the discharge planning process. Patient and care partner engagement is shown to reduce health care costs and resource utilization, improve patient experience, and prevent readmissions. The conferences will focus on strengthening discharge systems, processes, and practices with the patient, family, and care partners at the center of the discharge planning process.

Speakers
Regional sessions will include presentations by top national experts Dr. Amy Boutwell, MD, MPP of Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, and Beverly Johnson, President of the Institute for Patient and Family-Centered Care, who will share evidence-based best practices and materials for a more integrated approach with patients and care partners before discharge. NYSPFP Project Managers will also provide support for your team’s action plan development in this area to assist with your readmissions reduction goals.
NYSPFP ADE Webinar: Safe Opioid Therapy During Transitions of Care
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
As a follow-up to NYSPFP’s Regional ADE conferences in May, which included faculty from the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM), NYSPFP will host a webinar on September 12 to address questions from hospitals on opioid safety during transitions of care.

Speakers
The webinar will feature SHM faculty Matthew Jared, MD, Hospitalist, St Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City, who will continue his presentation on Reducing Adverse Drug Events from Opioids, and answer hospitals’ questions.
NYSPFP SSI Prevention Webinar: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery in Combination with the Advanced Colon Bundle
Thursday, September 7, 2017
7- 8 a.m.
On September 7, 2017, NYSPFP will host a webinar on the role of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) in the reduction of surgical site infections (SSI).

The webinar’s speaker, Dr. Mantyh, will review the evidence behind ERAS protocols for colon surgery, and how ERAS can be combined with the advanced colon bundle to achieve further significant reductions in SSI. In addition to sharing how Duke’s team operationalized ERAS, Dr. Mantyh will share the protocols his team developed to hardwire ERAS “into the workflow for perioperative care.”

Speakers
Christopher Mantyh, MD, FACS/FASCRS , MA, Professor of Surgery, Chief of Colorectal Surgery, Chief of Quality, and NSQIP Surgical Champion at Duke University Medical Center.
NYSPFP Webinar: Sepsis Care and Antibiotic Stewardship: Can they Co-exist?
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
NYSPFP invites you to join a statewide webinar on August 30 focused on the application of antibiotic stewardship principles in the treatment of sepsis. This webinar will provide practical strategies and tools to guide clinicians in adhering to the antibiotic administration element of the three-hour sepsis bundle while aligning with antibiotic stewardship principles. Common challenges that hospitals encounter will be discussed in addition to the logistics of ensuring both timely antibiotic administration and appropriateness of the antibiotic.

Speakers
The featured speakers from Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine include Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH, Director of Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship & Infection Prevention and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, and Yi Guo, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Manager of Infectious Diseases.
NYSPFP Antibiotic Stewardship Coaching Call
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
On August 23, 2017, NYSPFP will host a coaching call to support hospital efforts to implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Core Elements of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP). The coaching call is a forum for hospitals to share successes and challenges encountered as they work to operationalize the CDC core elements, and ASP faculty will be available to answer questions.
Culture of Safety Survey Webinar: Interpreting Results and Action Planning
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
NYSPFP will host a webinar on August 15 to provide hospitals with analysis and action-planning tools for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture, which NYSPFP offered as a resource for participating hospitals. NYSPFP staff will present strategies and resources to help hospitals interpret and apply facility- and unit-level survey results to drive improvements in patient safety culture.

Speakers
NYSPFP Data and Project Staff.
NYSPFP Webinar: ADE Glycemic Management
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
As a follow up to May’s Regional ADE conferences with the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM), NYSPFP will host a webinar on July 26 to address questions put forth by hospitals on that program’s glycemic management component. SHM faculty will return to continue their discussion and answer hospitals’ questions on their presentation on insulin order sets and protocols. Additionally, the staff from Westchester Medical Center, which is designated as a top performer by SHM, will share their successes and challenges experienced in their glycemic management journey.

Speakers
• Naina Sinha Gregory, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Weill Cornell Medical College.
• Jane Seley, DNP, MPH, MSN, BC-ADM, CDE, Diabetes Nurse Practitioner, Certified Diabetes Educator, New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine.
• Irene Weiss, MD, Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Program Director of the Fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Westchester Medical Center.
• Donna M. Gibbons, RN, MS, CPT, CDE, Diabetes Program Manager, Nursing Professional Development, Westchester Medical Center.
NYSPFP Antibiotic Stewardship Coaching Call
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
On July 19, 2017, NYSPFP will host a coaching call to support hospital efforts to implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Core Elements of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP). The coaching call is a forum for hospitals to share successes and challenges encountered as they work to operationalize the CDC core elements, and ASP faculty will be available to answer questions.
NYSPFP Webinar: Antibiotic Stewardship/MDRO/CDI Phase II Kickoff: Actions to Support Optimal Antibiotic Use
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On, July 12, 2017, NYSPFP will host a webinar introducing Phase II of the HIIN Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP). The webinar will focus on strategies, tools, and resources to help hospitals implement policies and interventions related to Core Element 4 of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s "Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship Program:" Actions to Support Optimal Antibiotic Use.

The NYSPFP ASP faculty members will address numerous topics, including policies that support optimal antibiotic use, broad interventions that can lead to improved antibiotic use, pharmacy-driven interventions, and infection- and syndrome-specific interventions.

Speakers
• David Calfee, MD, MS, Chief Hospital Epidemiologist, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
• Waleed Javaid, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Chief of Infectious Disease, Syracuse VA Medical Center, Upstate Medical University
• Teresa Lubowski, PharmD, BS, Pharmacist-Quality Improvement at IPRO
NYSPFP Antimicrobial Stewardship Coaching Call
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
On June 21, 2017, NYSPFP will host a coaching call to support hospital efforts to implement the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Core Elements of an Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP). The coaching call is a forum for hospitals to share successes and challenges encountered as they work to operationalize the CDC core elements, and ASP faculty will be available to answer questions.
NYSPFP Webinar: Implementing Mechanical Bowel Preparation with Oral Antibiotics to Reduce SSI
Thursday, June 15, 2017
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
On June 15, NYSPFP will host a webinar on reducing colorectal surgical site infections (SSI) via the use of mechanical bowel preparation (MBP) coupled with oral antibiotics.

The webinar’s featured speaker, Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Cima, will present on the following:
• Review the literature supporting the use of MBP and oral antibiotics
• Share how the Mayo team used MBP with oral antibiotics, including surgeons’ considerations for selecting an MBP preparation
• Share the subsequent impact on SSI rates following successful implementation of a colon bundle, which includes the MBP with oral antibiotics

Speakers
Robert Cima, MD, MA, Professor of Surgery, Chair of the Hospital Practice Subcommittee and Vice Chair of the Surgical and Procedural Committee at Mayo Clinic.
NYSPFP Sepsis Webinar: Fluid Management
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
On June 7, NYSPFP will host a statewide webinar on sepsis fluid management. Part of a web-based series of educational programs, it will offer strategies on reliable adherence to best practices for managing septic patients.

The webinar will feature a multidisciplinary team from Kaiser Permanente Northern California that recently published the results of a multicenter quality improvement effort. The effort resulted in improved bundle compliance and decreased hospital mortality for sepsis patients. The team will detail the state of the evidence in fluid management and discuss the results of a bundle for sepsis patients with intermediate lactate values. In addition, the team will address practical approaches to organizing an effective, multidisciplinary quality improvement program for sepsis patients.

Speakers
• Vincent Liu, MD, MS, Physician Scientist
• John Morehouse, MD, Regional Director of Inpatient Quality, and Assistant Chief of Emergency Medicine
• Carmen Adams, DNSc, RNC, Strategic Leader, Quality
VAE/Delirium Prevention: Non-pharmacological Interventions to Prevent and Manage Delirium
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
On May 30, NYSPFP will host a webconference aimed at providing information on non-pharmacological interventions to prevent and manage delirium in the in-patient setting. The webinar will focus on critical care interventions, however many of these interventions may be considered for non-critical care inpatient settings.

Speakers
• Dr. Alison Clay, Critical Care Specialist, Pulmonologist, professor at Duke University Medical System, and a former critical care patient herself.
• Dr. Tammy Hshieh, Internist and Geriatrician from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, and the author of the JAMA 2015 article, ‘Effectiveness of multi-component non-pharmacologic delirium interventions: A Meta-analysis.’
• NYU Winthrop Hospital’s critical care team
Building Your Antibiotic Stewardship Program-Phase 1: Leadership, Accountability, and Drug Expertise
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On May 24, NYSPFP will host a webinar on Phase 1 of the HIIN Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP) Rapid Cycle Improvement Project. The webinar will provide an overview of the project’s first phase, as well as tools and resources that support the implementation of the first three core elements of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship Programs,” Leadership Commitment, Accountability, and Drug Expertise. The webinar is designed to support hospitals and health systems seeking to strengthen existing ASPs or create them from scratch.

Speakers
• David Calfee, MD, Chief Hospital Epidemiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
• Teresa Lubowski, Pharm D, BS, Pharmacist-Quality Improvement at IPRO.
NYSPFP Regional Conferences: Advancing Opioid Safety and Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting
5/10/2017, 5/11/2017, 5/12/2017, 5/22/2017, 5/23/2017

NYSPFP, in collaboration with the Society for Hospital Medicine (SHM), is pleased to announce Advancing Opioid Safety and Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting, five regional, in-person conferences to be held at various locations throughout New York State.

NYSPFP adverse drug event conferences are intended to help hospitals implement related protocols and other key interventions. Each session will cover the following:
• Innovations in performance improvement strategies to continually enhance quality
• Protocols, order sets, and other key interventions for critical care and non-critical care patients

CMEs will be provided at each conference. CMEs can also be used toward American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) certification and New York State pharmacists' licensure requirements. Please refer to the appropriate credentialing or licensing agency for questions about CMEs.

Speakers
SHM has selected expert faculty to appear at each conference to present the latest, evidence-based best practices for safely and effectively optimizing pain control and blood glucose levels during inpatient care transitions.
NYSPFP Safe Patient Handling Webinar: Fostering a Culture of Safety that Integrates Patient and Worker Safety
Thursday, April 20, 2017
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
On Thursday, April 20, 2017, NYSPFP will host a webinar to highlight its support to hospitals’ efforts to reduce the rate of musculoskeletal injuries from patient handling activity. This session will underscore the importance of fostering a culture of safety that integrates patient and worker safety through hospitals’ safe patient handling (SPH) programs.

The program will emphasize SPH as a key component of worker and patient safety, and will include:

• A brief overview of the Partnership for Patients initiative
• An introduction of NYSPFP’s worker safety measurement strategy
• Examples of SPH interventions and high-level successes
• How to use data associated with work-related patient handling injuries to drive improvement efforts for the benefit of patients and workers

Speakers
The webinar will feature remarks from Susan Gallagher, PhD, RN, a recognized expert in safety, outcomes and communication with an emphasis on bariatrics, skin and wound care, safe patient handling and mobility, and risk and loss control. She is author of the American Nurses Association’s Implementation Guide to the Safe Patient Handling and Mobility Interprofessional National Standards.
NYSPFP Infection Prevention Initiatives: Antimicrobial Stewardship/MDRO/CDI Kickoff Webinar
Wednesday April 19, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, April 19, 2017, NYSPFP will host the kick-off web conference for the HIIN Antibiotic Stewardship Program (ASP). The webinar will provide an overview of the initiative and the three-phased rapid cycle improvement projects, available to support hospitals as they work to implement the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) "Core Elements of Antibiotic Stewardship".

Implementing the core elements of antibiotic stewardship ensure a robust ASP program, which can help hospitals to optimize clinical outcomes and reduce the emergence of MDROs. A robust hospital ASP program will likely contribute to reductions in all healthcare acquired infections, specifically Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) (CDI) and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

The primary goal of antimicrobial stewardship is to optimize clinical outcomes while minimizing unintended consequences of antimicrobial use, including toxicity, the selection of pathogenic organisms, and the emergence of resistance.

NYSPFP staff and faculty will present the evidence behind the program’s goals and approach and review the overall measurement strategy.

Speakers
• David Calfee, M.D., M.S., Chief Hospital Epidemiologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
• Teresa Lubowski , Pharm. D., B.S. Pharmacist- Quality Improvement, IPRO
NYSPFP Health Care Disparities Initiative Kick-Off Webinar: Measuring for Improvement
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
On April 12, NYSPFP will host a webconference focused on strategies to improve Race, Ethnicity, and Language (REaL) data collection, measure improvement, and address potential disparities in patient care delivery.

The webinar will feature national expert, Aswita Tan-McGrory, MBA, MSPH, Deputy Director of the Disparities Solution Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Ms. Tan-McGrory will provide guidance on best practices for collecting REaL and other social determinants of health data; explain why REaL data is important; and explain how hospitals can successfully improve self-reporting processes to increase data collection accuracy.

Additionally, NYSPFP staff will share tools and resources to support hospitals efforts with addressing disparities improving their REaL data collection practices and processes.
NYSPFP Launches Adverse Drug Events Initiative with the Society for Hospital Medicine
Thursday, April 6, 2017
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
On Thursday, April 6, 2017, NYSPFP will host a webinar to announce their newest collaboration with the Society for Hospital to assist hospitals with reducing adverse drug events among three high alert drug classes: opioids, anticoagulants, and insulin. This initiative will address persistent challenges in implementing best practices and culture change related to these high alert medications.

During the webinar, NYSPFP and SHM staff will provide a brief overview of the collaborative, followed by pertinent clinical information relative to opioid management and glycemic control.

NYSPFP will provide participants with a schedule of webinars and in-person conferences prior to the April 6th session. If you have any questions in the interim, please contact your NYSPFP Project Manager.
NYSPFP Sepsis Webinar: Early Identification of Inpatients
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, April 5, NYSPFP will host a statewide webinar focused on the early identification of sepsis and septic shock for the inpatient population. The webinar is part of a series of web-based education and in-person conferences focused on strategies to achieve reliable adherence to the management of the septic patient.

This webinar will provide an overview of sepsis in the U.S., examine the importance of timely intervention and management, compare and contrast sepsis patient presentation and screening in the emergency department/intensive care units and inpatient floors, discuss strategies to engage physicians in the care of patients with sepsis on the wards, and present the case for the importance of building a multidisciplinary team to care for patients with sepsis.

Speakers
Featured speakers are Christa Schorr RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FCCM, Associate Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nurse Scientist for Critical Care at Cooper University Hospital, and Andy Odden, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.
NYSPFP Preventable Readmissions Initiative: Webinar Focused on Effective Discharge Planning
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
On April 4, 2017, NYSPFP will host a webinar focused on engaging patients and care partners in the discharge planning process. The webinar will help hospitals meet State and Federal requirements such as the New York State CARE (Caregiver Advise, Record, and Enable) Act, which requires hospitals to provide adult inpatients, who will be discharged to home, the opportunity to designate a "caregiver" who can assist the patient in their care after discharge.

During the Webinar, Carol Levine, Director of the Families and Health Care Project of the United Hospital Fund, will present a recently published Toolkit on Implementing the New York State CARE Act. The Toolkit details the four key requirements of the CARE Act, from offering patients the opportunity to identify a caregiver through obtaining consent for information sharing, informing patients and caregivers about discharge options, and providing needed instruction on home care tasks.
VAE/Delirium Prevention: Operationalizing the Pain, Agitation and Delirium Assessments
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
On March 28th, NYSPFP will host a webconference focused on operationalizing the Pain, Agitation and Delirium (PAD) assessments recommended by the 2013 Clinical Practice Guidelines for Management of Pain Agitation and Delirium in the ICU.

Hospitals that have successfully implemented the PAD assessments will share how they trained staff to perform the assessments in the ICU and incorporate the assessments into the daily workflow.

Additionally, NYSPFP staff will share tools and resources to support hospitals as they work to implement the ABCDEF bundle, particularly focusing on the tools for PAD.
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 Colon Bundle.

NYSPFP staff will review the updated NYSPFP tools designed to support hospitals’ work on reducing colon SSIs and monitor implementation of the revised Advanced Colon Bundle.
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 support facilities in this collaborative by facilitating regional hospital and SNF team meetings, providing web-based education, and hosting in-person conferences.

The kickoff webinar will feature Sara Butterfield, RN, BSN, CPHQ, CCM, Senior Director of Healthcare Quality Improvement, IPRO; Donna DeGarmo Anderson, RN, MSN, CCRN, CENP, Senior Director of Care Management from Bassett Healthcare Network; Laurie Neander, RN, MS, President of the Bassett Healthcare Network: At Home Care, Inc., and Diane Judson, RN, BSHA, Regional Director of Network Integration for Wingate Healthcare. Staff will share their experiences and success stories with regards to lowering readmission rates and effective care transitions.
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 exclusive adherence to one particular model—taking the best from what is known to be effective, practical, and efficient in improving care transitions. During the webinar, Dr. Boutwell will share her experiences and innovative approaches to complement the NYSPFP preventable readmissions work.

For more information about this educational opportunity, please contact your Project Manager.
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 Vanderbilt University Medical Center and review the history and development of the ABCDEF bundle.

NYSPFP will also provide an overview of programming developed to support hospitals in reducing VAE and delirium, including tools and resources available to facilitate data collection.
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 the Chair of the Board of Directors and medical advisor to Sepsis Alliance – a not-for-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of sepsis by educating patients, families and healthcare professionals to treat sepsis as a medical emergency.

NYSPFP Project Managers will support hospitals directly to assist with action plans to address gaps in care, promote 3- and 6-hour sepsis bundle adherence, and improve outcomes through education and performance improvement assistance.
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 safety and multi-drug resistant organisms.
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 prior HEN initiatives and HIIN initiative, along with the HIIN measurement strategy.

This webinar is the best opportunity for participants to receive information and ask questions about the program.
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

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 hospitalization.

Speakers
The Madison Consulting Group is a training, coaching, and organizational consulting firm that helps organizations achieve positive results by developing employee talent and improving performance. Hosting these sessions addresses important components of our work in Patient and Family Engagement and Unit-based patient safety checks and improvement.
NYSPFP Communications Training - Frontline Conversations: Improving Communication with Patients, Families & Colleagues
Thursday, August 4, 2016

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 hospitalization.

Speakers
The Madison Consulting Group is a training, coaching, and organizational consulting firm that helps organizations achieve positive results by developing employee talent and improving performance. Hosting these sessions addresses important components of our work in Patient and Family Engagement and Unit-based patient safety checks and improvement.
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

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 hospitalization.

Speakers
The Madison Consulting Group is a training, coaching, and organizational consulting firm that helps organizations achieve positive results by developing employee talent and improving performance. Hosting these sessions addresses important components of our work in Patient and Family Engagement and Unit-based patient safety checks and improvement.
NYSPFP Communications Training - Frontline Conversations: Improving Communication with Patients, Families & Colleagues
Friday, July 22, 2016

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 hospitalization.

Speakers
The Madison Consulting Group is a training, coaching, and organizational consulting firm that helps organizations achieve positive results by developing employee talent and improving performance. Hosting these sessions addresses important components of our work in Patient and Family Engagement and Unit-based patient safety checks and improvement.
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 solve in challenging situations

During this webinar, participants will be asked to report on any conversations or thinking that occurred after the first webinar. Participants will also be asked to share ideas for working with advisors in their own organization.
NYSPFP Communications Training - Frontline Conversations: Improving Communication with Patients, Families & Colleagues
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 and Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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 hospitalization.

Speakers
The Madison Consulting Group is a training, coaching, and organizational consulting firm that helps organizations achieve positive results by developing employee talent and improving performance. Hosting these sessions addresses important components of our work in Patient and Family Engagement and Unit-based patient safety checks and improvement.
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, structure, bylaws, etc.
• How to gain leadership buy-in and support for working with advisors
• How to prepare clinicians, leaders, and hospital staff to work effectively with advisors
• Options for ways in which healthcare organizations can work with advisors, ranging from less intensive activities such as working with advisors on short-term projects, to more involved activities such as working with advisors as members of quality and safety committees
• How to identify opportunities for and barriers to working with patient and family advisors in your organization

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be given a learning assignment to complete before the next webinar. The learning assignment will be to identify several issues within their organization that would benefit from patient input, brainstorm 2 to 3 ways in which their organization could begin working with advisors, and potential barriers and solutions. Participants will be asked to e-mail these to AIR [American Institute of Research] in advance of the next webinar.
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 with featured speaker, Sam Shields MBA, ASQ, SSBB, Director of Performance Improvement at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health.

Please contact your NYSPFP Project Manager with any questions.
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 organizations to improve the culture of safety and delivery of safe patient 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 reporting processes.
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.

Speakers
NYSPFP is thrilled to provide participants with the opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field, as follows:

Panel Moderator:
• Scott Weingart, M.D., Chief of the Division of Emergency Critical Care at Stony Brook University Medical Center

Panelists:
• Terry P. Clemmer, M.D., Director of Critical Care Medicine, LDS Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare
• David Gaieski, M.D. Co-Director, Early Goal-directed Therapy, Co-Director Clinical Resuscitation, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center/Thomas Jefferson University
• Emanuel Rivers, M.D, M.P.H., Vice Chairman and Research Director, Henry Ford Health System, Department of Emergency Medicine
• Phillippe Rola, M.D., ICU Chief of Service, Santa Cabrini Hospital, Montreal Canada
NYSPFP VAE and Delirium Conference: Strategies to Reduce VAE and Delirium
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.

Speakers
• Dr. Wesley E. Ely , M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
• Christine Rowan, R.N., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
NYSPFP VAE and Delirium Conference: Strategies to Reduce VAE and Delirium
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 *
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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.

Speakers
• Dr. Wesley E. Ely , M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
• Christine Rowan, R.N., Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, Tennessee
ADE Advancing Glycemic Control in the Inpatient Setting – Batavia
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative (TCPI) Support and Alignment Network (SAN) project to support clinicians’ quality improvement capacity to improve early identification and treatment of patients with sepsis.
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.

Speakers
David Calfee, MD, MS, Chief Epidemiologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
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 with recommended next steps, including identifying members of your team across various clinical departments or “patient safety hubs” including: critical care, operating room, obstetrics, emergency department, and medical/surgical departments to implement best practices tailored to those departments.
• NYSPFP staff will review its “no harm across the board” resources and approach that will be used to build capacity, engage all levels of staff, and sustain change at the department and on the frontline.
• Participants will also be provided with an overview of upcoming educational programs.
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 than 70 lesson plans available in patient safety, human factors, improvement science, patient- and family-centered care, quality and cost equation, and the triple aim.
• Continuing education units and certificates are available.
• The subscriptions include access to an IHI coordinator for assistance, if needed.
• Hospital NYSPFP liaisons and NYSPFP will receive attendance and completion reports for each hospital site.
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

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.

Speakers
• Institute for Healthcare Improvement Staff
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Obstetrical Improvement Project: In-Person Obstetrical Safety Summit
12/2/2014, 12/3/2014

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.

Speakers
• Peter Cherouny, MD, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont, College of Medicine
• Patricia Heinrich, RN, MSN, Quality Improvement Consultant
• New York State Department of Health Staff
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Peter Cherouny, M.D., Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont and Chair of the Perinatal Community, IHI
• Patricia Heinrich, RN, MSN, Quality Improvement Consultant
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

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.

Speakers
• Amy Boutwell, M.D., M.P.P., founder of Collaborative Health Strategies and co-Principle Investigator of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement STAAR Initiative
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 (enhanced practices, including evaluation of indication for use, maintenance, and removal technique) approaches to reduce CAUTIs, and reinforcing continued use of the CAUTI “Guide to Patient Safety” to assist in reduction efforts. Dr. Saint will also discuss CAUTI reduction in the overall context of “No Harm Across the Board.”

Speakers
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.
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.

Speakers
• 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, Infection Prevention Mount Sinai Health System, and Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine
• Ghinwa Dumyati, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine/Epidemiologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center
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.

Speakers
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Faculty from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
o Christina Michalek BSc Pharm, RPh, FASHP Medication Safety Specialist
o Michelle Mandrack RN, MSN Director of Consulting Services
• Mei Kong, RN, MSN, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Patient Safety at NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC)
• Abdul Mondul, MD, Associate Medical Director and Patient Safety Officer, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, NYC HHC
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.

Speakers
• Peter Cherouny, MD. Emeritus Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont. Chair, Perinatal Community IHI
• Patricia Heinrich, RN, MSN, Quality Improvement Consultant
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.
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.

Speakers
• Sanjay Saint, M.D., M.P.H., George Dock Collegiate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan and Director of the VA/University of Michigan Patient Safety Enhancement Program
• Mark Angelo, M.B.A., Vice President, Innovation & Business Development, Hospital for Special Surgery
• Mark Jarrett, M.D., M.B.A., Chief Quality Officer at North Shore-LIJ Health System
• Heidi Mix, R.N., M.S., Director of Clinical Excellence and Performance Improvement, Patient Safety Institute, Rochester General Health System
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 online. Materials from past sessions may also be accessed here.
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.

Speakers
• Faculty from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
o Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP Director of Error Reporting Programs, ISMP
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
David Calfee, M.D., Chief Hospital Epidemiologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
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 online.
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.

Speakers
• Faculty from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP)
o Matthew P. Fricker, Jr, MS, RPh, FASHP, Program Director, ISMP
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Suhail Raoof, M.D., FACP, FCCP, FCCM, Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, New York Methodist Hospital
• Michael Apostolakos, M.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Critical Care; Director, Adult Critical Care, University of Rochester Medical Center
The Patient and Family Engagement Paradigm: Building an Organizational Framework
Monday, June 2, 2014 or Tuesday, June 3, 2014

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. NYSPFP encourages hospital executives, clinical managers, nurses, hospitalists, patient advisors and patient care staff to attend one of the two regional conferences.

Speakers
• 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
• Randi Kaplan, Director, Caregiver Support Center Program Montefiore Medical Center (June 3rd)
• Joy Malone, Member of the Board of Trustees, Little Falls Hospital, NY (June 2nd)
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.

Speakers
• E. Wesley Ely, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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 staff will discuss key strategies for ensuring an effective discharge and provide tips for implementation in your hospital to reduce the risk for readmissions.

NYSPFP encourages all hospitals, including those not participating in the readmission reduction pilot project, to attend.

Speakers
• Mark V. Williams, M.D
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Victoria Agramonte, RN, MSN, Project Manager, IPRO
• Kelly M. Rudd, PharmD, BCPS, CACP, American College of Clinical Pharmacy-NYS Chapter President;
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Anticoagulation, Bassett Medical Center
• NYSPFP Staff
Downstate: Regional NYSPFP Advanced Colon Bundle In-Person Conference
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
*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, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY) will participate in a panel discussion to share their facility’s experience with the colon bundle elements and the impact on colon surgical site infection (SSI) rates at their hospitals. NYSPFP staff will be available at all regional sites to facilitate team planning. Surgical teams will have ample opportunity to participate in question and answer sessions and interactive discussion throughout the session.

Speakers
• Robert R. Cima, MD, MA, Professor of Surgery and Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
• Mark Lema, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of Anesthesiology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY)
• Michael F. Timoney, MD, FACS., Vice Chair of Surgery for Quality Improvement, Lutheran Medical Center
Upstate: Regional NYSPFP Advanced Colon Bundle In-Person Conference
Monday, May 5, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
*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, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY) will participate in a panel discussion to share their facility’s experience with the colon bundle elements and the impact on colon surgical site infection (SSI) rates at their hospitals. NYSPFP staff will be available at all regional sites to facilitate team planning. Surgical teams will have ample opportunity to participate in question and answer sessions and interactive discussion throughout the session.

Speakers
• Robert R. Cima, MD, MA, Professor of Surgery and Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
• Mark Lema, M.D., Ph.D., Chair of Anesthesiology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology, University at Buffalo, State University of New York (SUNY)
• Michael F. Timoney, MD, FACS., Vice Chair of Surgery for Quality Improvement, Lutheran Medical Center
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.

Speakers
• Jeffrey Schnipper, MD, MPH, Director of Clinical Research, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Co-Chair of Partners Clinical Performance: Transitions in Care.
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• David Marx, Chief Executive Officer of Outcome Engenuity
• Sandra Coletta, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kent Hospital; Chief Operating Officer of Care New England
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’s understanding of their care plan using the teach-back technique as one communication strategy.

NYSPFP encourages all hospitals, even those not participating in the readmission reduction pilot project, to join the web conference.

Speakers
• Pam Dardess, MPH, Principal Researcher, AIR, Senior Advisor, AIR’s Center for Patient and Consumer Engagement
• NYSPFP Staff
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

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.

Speakers
• Peter Cherouny, MD, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont, College of Medicine
• Patricia Heinrich, RN, MSN, Quality Improvement Consultant
• New York State Department of Health Staff
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Robert R. Cima, MD, MA, Professor of Surgery and Consultant, Mayo Clinic
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Theresa Famolaro, Surveys on Patient Safety Culture Database Manager, Westat, Inc.
• Suzanne Streagle, Senior Study Director, Westat, Inc.
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
NYSPFP Staff
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 to your NYSPFP Project Manager prior to March 19 to ensure that your questions are answered. Time will also be allotted during the webinar for you to ask questions aloud.

Speakers
• Greg Maynard, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, Director, University of California San Diego Center for Innovation and Improvement Science, Senior VP, SHM Center for Hospital Innovation and Improvement
• Kristi Kulasa M.D., Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, Director, Inpatient Glycemic Control, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Greg Maynard, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, Director, University of California San Diego Center for Innovation and Improvement Science, Senior VP, SHM Center for Hospital Innovation and Improvement
• Kristi Kulasa, M.D., Endocrinologist at University of California San Diego Medical Center
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Anne Myrka, BS Pharm, MAT, BCPS, Pharmacist, Healthcare Quality Improvement Program, IPRO
• Barbara McNiff, Pharm. D. Director of Pharmacy, Crouse Hospital
• Craig Dennis, Pharm.D., Pharmacist, Emergency Department, Crouse Hospital
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.

Speakers
• NYSPFP staff
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.

Speakers
• Greg Maynard, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, Director, University of California San Diego Center for Innovation and Improvement Science, Senior VP, SHM Center for Hospital Innovation and Improvement
• Kristi Kulasa, M.D., Endocrinologist at University of California San Diego Medical Center
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Karen Vincek, LMSW, Case Manager, CHOICES Program, St. Peter's Hospital
• Phyllis Macchio, ANP, GNP, Palliative Medicine/CHF Coordinator, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Greg Maynard, M.D., Clinical Professor of Medicine, Director, University of California San Diego Center for Innovation and Improvement Science, Senior VP, SHM Center for Hospital Innovation and Improvement
• Kristi Kulasa, M.D., Endocrinologist at University of California San Diego Medical Center
• NYSPFP Staff
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 hospitals, including those that have previously opted out of the readmissions initiative, are encouraged to participate.
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.

Speakers
• Patchen Dellinger, M.D., Professor of Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center
• David P. Calfee, M.D., M.S., New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
• Ghinwa Dumyati, M.D., University of Rochester
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?

Speakers
• Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
• David P. Calfee, MD, MS, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
• Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, University of Rochester
• Elizabeth Ayello, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, ETN, MAPWCA, FAAN, Ayello, Harris and Associates, Inc.
One-Day Obstetrics Focused TeamSTEPPS Training
Monday, November 25, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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 organization;
• An evidence-based teamwork system to improve communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals; and
• Ready-to-use materials and a training curriculum to successfully integrate teamwork principles into all areas of your health care system.
Newburgh: NYSPFP Regional ADE Educational Sessions Featuring ISMP Faculty
Friday, November 22, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
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.

Speakers
• Matthew P. Fricker, Jr, MS, RPh, FASHP, Program Director, ISMP
• Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP, Director of Error Reporting Programs, ISMP
• Christina Michalek, BSc Pharm, RPh, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP
• Darryl S. Rich, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
• David P. Calfee, MD, MS, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
• Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, University of Rochester
Albany: NYSPFP Regional ADE Educational Sessions Featuring ISMP Faculty
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
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.

Speakers
• Matthew P. Fricker, Jr, MS, RPh, FASHP, Program Director, ISMP
• Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP, Director of Error Reporting Programs, ISMP
• Christina Michalek, BSc Pharm, RPh, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP
• Darryl S. Rich, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP
• NYSPFP Staff
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.
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, and how to involve patients and their families in the process from the start.

Members of the Stony Brook University Hospital team—Margaret Duffy, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Interim Chief Nursing Officer, and Roseanna Ryan, Director of Patient Advocacy, Patient and Family Centered Care, and Language Assistance Services—will present their experiences with implementing nurse bedside shift reports as part of this information sharing session. The PFE forum will also have time allotted for collective brainstorming about solutions to common challenges in this area.

Speakers
• Pam Dardess, MPH, Principle Researcher, Health Program, American Institutes for Research
• Margaret Duffy, MS, RN, NEA-BC, Interim Chief Nursing Officer, Stony Brook University Hospital
• Roseanna Ryan, Director, Patient Advocacy, Patient & Family Centered Care, Language Assistance Services, Stony Brook University Hospital
• NYSPFP Staff
NYC: NYSPFP Regional ADE Educational Sessions Featuring ISMP Faculty
Friday, November 15, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
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.

Speakers
• Matthew P. Fricker, Jr, MS, RPh, FASHP, Program Director, ISMP
• Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP, Director of Error Reporting Programs, ISMP
• Christina Michalek, BSc Pharm, RPh, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP
• Darryl S. Rich, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP
• NYSPFP Staff
Syracuse: NYSPFP Regional ADE Educational Sessions Featuring ISMP Faculty
Friday, November 15, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
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.

Speakers
• Matthew P. Fricker, Jr, MS, RPh, FASHP, Program Director, ISMP
• Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP, Director of Error Reporting Programs, ISMP
• Christina Michalek, BSc Pharm, RPh, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP
• Darryl S. Rich, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP
• NYSPFP Staff
Rochester: NYSPFP Regional ADE Educational Sessions Featuring ISMP Faculty
Thursday, November 14, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
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.

Speakers
• Matthew P. Fricker, Jr, MS, RPh, FASHP, Program Director, ISMP
• Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP, Director of Error Reporting Programs, ISMP
• Christina Michalek, BSc Pharm, RPh, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP
• Darryl S. Rich, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP
• NYSPFP Staff
Long Island: NYSPFP Regional ADE Educational Sessions Featuring ISMP Faculty
Thursday, November 14, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
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.

Speakers
• Matthew P. Fricker, Jr, MS, RPh, FASHP, Program Director, ISMP
• Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP, Director of Error Reporting Programs, ISMP
• Christina Michalek, BSc Pharm, RPh, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP
• Darryl S. Rich, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP
• NYSPFP Staff
Buffalo: NYSPFP Regional ADE Educational Sessions Featuring ISMP Faculty
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
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.

Speakers
• Matthew P. Fricker, Jr, MS, RPh, FASHP, Program Director, ISMP
• Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FISMP, FASCP, Director of Error Reporting Programs, ISMP
• Christina Michalek, BSc Pharm, RPh, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP
• Darryl S. Rich, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, Medication Safety Specialist, ISMP
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
• David P. Calfee, MD, MS, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
• Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, University of Rochester
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.

Speakers
• Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
• David P. Calfee, MD, MS, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
• Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, University of Rochester
NYSPFP Regional Nursing-Centered Conferences: ENGAGE, INTEGRATE, IMPROVE CARE
Friday, November 1, 2013
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
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.
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.
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.

Speakers
• Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
• David P. Calfee, MD, MS, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
• Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, University of Rochester
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.

Speakers
• E. Patchen Dellinger, M.D., Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Surgery Chief, Division of General Surgery University of Washington
NYSPFP Regional Nursing-Centered Conferences: ENGAGE, INTEGRATE, IMPROVE CARE
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
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.
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, including a focus on the role of non-clinical staff.

Speakers
• Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
• David P. Calfee, MD, MS, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
• Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, University of Rochester
CAUTI Reduction In-Person Event (Upstate New York)
Monday, September 16, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
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, including a focus on the role of non-clinical staff.

Speakers
• Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center
• David P. Calfee, MD, MS, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
• Ghinwa Dumyati, MD, University of Rochester
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).

Speakers
• Lisa Miller, CNM, JD, President, Perinatal Risk Management and Education Services
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.
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 care team; facilitating communication among patients, family members, and the care team, and; supporting patient or family member education, knowledge, skills, or abilities.

Speakers
• Carol Levine, Director, Families and Health Care Project United Hospital Fund
• Margaret Mancuso, Ed.D, MS, BS, Chief Patient Experience Officer, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center
• Sheila J. Namm, RN, ESQ., MA, Senior Vice President, Professional Affairs, Maimonides Medical Center
• Mary Medina, Executive Director, Center for Trustee Initiatives, Greater New York Hospital Association
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Patrick Archambeault RN, MS, CRNI, Director of Clinical Specialties, Eddy VNA
• Karen Julian, RN, Case Management Coordinator, Albany Memorial Hospital
• Dr. Vasantha K. Kondamudi, MD Chief Quality Officer, The Brooklyn Hospital Center
• Elizabeth A. Bonetti AVP, Clinical Resource Management, The Brooklyn Hospital Center
• Sara Butterfield, RN, BSN, CPHQ, CCM, Senior Director of Health Care Quality Improvement, IPRO
NYSPQC/NYSPFP Anniversary In-Person Learning Session
Tuesday, July 9, 2013 or Thursday, July 11, 2013

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.

Speakers
• Peter Cherouny, MD, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont, College of Medicine
• Patricia Heinrich, RN, MSN, Quality Improvement Consultant
• DOH Staff
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, Associate Director, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center, Associate Chief for Nursing Service and Research
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 Project JOINTS mentor hospital, will share her hospital’s experience of implementing the Project JOINTS’ recommended best practices.

Speakers
• Deborah S. Yokoe, MD, MPH, Medical Director, Infection Control Department, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
• Lisa McDonald, RN., Canton Potsdam Hospital
• NYSPFP Staff
NYSPFP TeamSTEPPS Fundamentals Training
Thursday, June 27, 2013
9:00 am - 4:30 pm (Sign-In begins at 8:30 a.m.)
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.

Speakers
The one-day TeamSTEPPS Fundaments Training will be provided by expert faculty from the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.
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.
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.

Speakers
• Daniel J. Sexton, MD., Professor of Medicine in Infectious Disease, Duke University Medical Center. Executive Board Member, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.
• Paula Graling, DNP, RN, CNS, CNOR, Clinical Nurse Specialist of Peri-operative Services, Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia. President, Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN)
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.

Speakers
Laurie Herndon, G.N.P., Senior Project Coordinator, INTERACT
CAUTI Prevention Webconference
Tuesday, June 18, 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.

Speakers
• NYSPFP Staff
• Highland Hospital
• New York Methodist Hospital
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.

Speakers
• Miriam Klein, B.S., Pharm.D., Assistant Director of Pharmacy, Medication Safety, Kings County Hospital Center
• Lorraine Farrell, FNP, RPAC, Assistant Vice President of Medical Affairs, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
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.

Speakers
• Joyce Black, PhD, RN, CWCN, FAAN, Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center
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.

Speakers
• NYSPFP Staff
• Additional Hospital Speakers TBD
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

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 present successful evidence-based fall prevention and protection interventions.

Speakers
• Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, Associate Director, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center, Associate Chief for Nursing Service and Research
NYSPFP: Accelerating Improvement, Getting Results
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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.

Speakers
• Robert Wachter, M.D., Clinical Professor, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine (joining remotely)
• Jeremy Boal, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, The Mount Sinai Health System
• Maulik S. Joshi, DrPH., Senior Vice President, American Hospital Association and President of the Health Research & Educational Trust
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• James Desemone, MD, Director of Medical Staff Quality, Ellis Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology
• Leigh Briscoe-Dwyer, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, Corporate Director, Chief Pharmacy and Medication Safety Officer, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
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.

Speakers
• Dorothy Graham Hannah, Assistant Vice President of Nursing, Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center
• HANYS and GNYHA Staff
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.

Speakers
• Robert K. Silverman, MD, Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York. Professor, Obstetrics and Gynceology, Upstate Medical University
• James Bernasko, MB CHB, Director, Stony Brook Fetal Diagnostic, Stony Brook University Hospital. Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stony Brook University, School of Medicine
• Adriann Combs, RNC, Regional Perinatal Center Coordinator, Stony Brook University Hospital, Chair, Nursing Research Committee; Chair, NYS Nurse Advisory Committee March of Dimes
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.

Speakers
• Robert J. Welsh, MD, Vice Chief of Surgical Services for Patient Safety, Quality, and Outcomes, Chief of Thoracic Surgery, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan
• John F. Di Capua, MD, The Peter Walker Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology, Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine
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 care as being “advanced illness management” that assists the chronically ill to maximize quality of life, and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations.

Speakers
Joan Faro, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Medical Services, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
Russell Portenoy, MD, Chairman, Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, Beth Israel Medical Center; Chief Medical Officer, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
Bruce Naughton, MD, Head, Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care at SUNY/Buffalo and Medical Director for Palliative Care, Catholic Health System Buffalo
NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Ghinwa Dumyati, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine/Epidemiologist, University of Rochester Medical Center
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Judith Jacobi, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP, DPNAP, BCPS, Critical Care Pharmacist, Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
• David W. Lam, MD, Instructor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Diseases
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.

Speakers
• Victoria Agramonte, RN, MSN, Project Manager, IPRO
• Gregory Maynard, MD, MSc, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, UC San Diego Medical Center
• NYSPFP Staff
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


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 spread and enhance the active program at your hospital. The Master Trainer’s primary roles and responsibilities can include:

• Providing internal TeamSTEPPS training.
• Developing and supporting internal champions in priority areas for your hospital, such as the Surgical Suite or Labor and Delivery.
• Coordinating the TeamSTEPPS hospital roll-out program.
• Developing internal policy and procedures that integrate and optimize the principles and tools.
• Working with the internal NYSPFP and other quality improvement teams to effectively integrate the tools where appropriate.

In selecting a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer for your institution you should consider staff for this role that have the skills necessary to teach and communicate the core curriculum effectively to a wide-range of staff from various disciplines.

Your staff can get extensive information on TeamSTEPPS on the AHRQ Web site. There is also a brief 12-question AHRQ readiness assessment that can help further your internal preparation and discussions.
NYSPFP Ventilator-Associated Events (VAE) Regional Kick-off Conferences*
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
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 to promote the team approach for quality improvement, and encourages hospitals to send a team including champion intensivists and/or pulmonologist, nurse leaders, respiratory therapists, quality staff, and infection preventionists to the onsite sessions.

This Webconference will be presented with Closed Captioning. You can begin accessing the closed captioning 10 minutes prior to the start of the Webconference, either in the WebEx media viewer, or by opening a separate window in your browser and using the following link: http://www.captionedtext.com/client/event.aspx?CustomerID=1367&EventID=2115411

Speakers
• Michael Apostolakos, M.D., Professor, Department of Medicine, Pulmonary Diseases, and Critical Care; Director, Adult Critical Care, University of Rochester Medical Center
• Brian Koll, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.I.D.S.A., Medical Director and Chief, Infection Prevention, Beth Israel Medical Center; Professor of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
• NYSPFP Staff
One-Day TeamSTEPPS Implementation Training
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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 hospitals in this training, NYSPFP will offer additional one-day implementation training sessions in the spring and summer.
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.

Speakers
Amy Boutwell, M.D., M.P.P., President, Collaborative Healthcare Strategies, Co-Principle Investigator, AHRQ Reducing Medicaid Readmissions Project.
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.

Speakers
• Beth Israel Medical Center
• Crouse Hospital
• Stony Brook Medicine
• Westchester Medical Center
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.

Speakers
Pharmacists from NYSPFP Hospitals
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.

Speakers
• Rita Dadiz, DO, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Simulation-based Emergency and Safety Training Program, Division of Neonatology, University of Rochester Medical Center
• Christine Arnold, RNC, MS Project Director, Center for OB/GYN Simulation, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
• Loralei Thornburg, MD, Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
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.

Speakers
• Patricia Dykes, DNSc, RN, FAAN, FACMI, Program Director, Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice Program, Director, Center for Nursing Excellence, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
• W. Daniel Roberts, DNSC, Associate Director of Nursing Quality, Research and Education, Stony Brook University Medical Center
One-Day TeamSTEPPS Fundamentals Training
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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 improving patient safety within your organization;
• An evidence-based teamwork system to improve communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals; and
• Ready-to-use materials and a training curriculum to successfully integrate teamwork principles into all areas of your health care system.

Your staff can get extensive information on TeamSTEPPS on the AHRQ Web site. There is also a brief 12-question AHRQ readiness assessment that can help further your internal preparation and discussions.
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.

Speakers
Dr. Bill Geerts, MD, FRCPC, University of Toronto, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
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.

Speakers
NYSPFP Staff
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.
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.

Speakers
• Keynote: Patchen Dellinger, M.D., Professor of Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center
• Caroline Jacobs, MS.Ed., MPH, Chief Patient Safety Officer, Senior Vice President of Safety and Human Development, NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Steven DiCrescento, BS, MS, R.Ph., Director of Pharmacy, Lutheran Medical Center
• Latha Sivaprasad, MD, FACP, FHM, Associate Chief Medical Officer and Chief Patient Experience Officer, Beth Israel Medical Center
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.

Speakers
• Lourdes Mellino, MA, MEd, RN, NEA-BC, Director, Professional Nursing Practice, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
• Kiera Champlin-Kuhn, R.N., B.S., Director of Quality, Safety and Utilization Management, F.F. Thompson Hospital
• Margaret Cusumano, M.S., R.N., F.A.C.H.E., Vice President, Patient Care Services and Chief Nursing Officer, Vassar Brothers Medical Center
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.

Speakers
• Shelley S. Magill, MD, PhD, Commander, US Public Health Service, Epidemiology Team Leader, Surveillance Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
• Cindy Gross, MT, SM (ASCP), CIC, Public Health Analyst, CACI Contractor, Surveillance Branch, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
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.

Speakers
• David L. Feldman, MD MBA CPE FACS, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Hospitals Insurance Company/FOJP, Professorial Lecturer, Department of Surgery, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
• Mark Lema MD, Medical Director of Surgical Services, Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Chair of Anesthesia, State University of New York (SUNY) University at Buffalo
• Loraine O’Neill, RN MPH, Director of Quality Initiatives, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Services, Mount Sinai Medical Center
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• 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
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Patricia Quigley, PhD, MPH, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, Associate Director, VISN 8 Patient Safety Center, Associate Chief for Nursing Service and Research.
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.

Speakers
Steve Meisel, Pharm.D., CPPS, Director of Patient Safety, Fairview Health Services, St. Paul, Minnesota
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.

Speakers
• Peter Cherouny, MD. Emeritus Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont. Chair, Perinatal Community IHI.
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.

Speakers
• Gregory Maynard, MD, MSc, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, UC San Diego Medical Center
• NYSPFP Staff
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.
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 further support hospital efforts.

Speakers
• Keynote: Maureen T. White, R.N., Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive, North Shore–LIJ Health System
• Holly Franz, R.N., B.S.N, Regional Clinical Leader, Transforming Care at the Bedside at P2 Collaborative of Western New York
• Vicky Agramonte, R.N., M.S.N., Project Manager, IPRO
• Clinical experts in each focus area (falls, pressure ulcers, adverse drug events, and venous thromboembolism)
• NYSPFP Staff
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.)
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 as faculty for VTE Learning Networks across the nation under the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Speakers
• Vicky Agramonte, RN, MSN, Project Manager, IPRO
• Andrew Dunn, MD, FACP, SFHM, Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center
• NYSPFP Staff
**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 tools into daily practice and spread positive changes throughout the hospital.

Speakers
• Hennie Ellis, RN, BSN, MS, Patient Safety Consultant, Healthcare Team Training
• NYSPFP Staff
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.)
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 as faculty for VTE Learning Networks across the nation under the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Speakers
• Vicky Agramonte, RN, MSN, Project Manager, IPRO
• Andrew Dunn, MD, FACP, SFHM, Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Anne Myrka, BS Pharm, MAT, BCPS, Pharmacist, Healthcare Quality Improvement Program, IPRO
• Lorraine Ryan, NYSPFP Co-Director
• Kathy Ciccone, NYSPFP Co-Director
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.)
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 as faculty for VTE Learning Networks across the nation under the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Speakers
• Vicky Agramonte, RN, MSN, Project Manager, IPRO
• Andrew Dunn, MD, FACP, SFHM, Professor of Medicine, Mount Sinai Medical Center
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Hennie Ellis, RN, BSN, MS, Patient Safety Consultant, Healthcare Team Training
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Peter Cherouny, MD. Emeritus Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont. Chair, Perinatal Community IHI.
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.

Speakers
Anne Myrka, BS Pharm, MAT, BCPS, Pharmacist, Healthcare Quality Improvement Program, IPRO
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.)
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 as faculty for VTE Learning Networks across the nation under the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Speakers
• Vicky Agramonte, RN, MSN, Project Manager, IPRO
• Alex Spyropoulos, MD, FACP, FCCP Associate Professor of Medicine at McMaster University.
• NYSPFP Staff
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.)
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 as faculty for VTE Learning Networks across the nation under the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Speakers
• Vicky Agramonte, RN, MSN, Project Manager, IPRO
• Peter Kouides, MD. Rochester General Hospital's Lipson Cancer Center: Medical and Research Director, Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center
• NYSPFP Staff
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.)
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 as faculty for VTE Learning Networks across the nation under the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

Speakers
• Vicky Agramonte, RN, MSN, Project Manager, IPRO
• Peter Kouides, MD. Rochester General Hospital's Lipson Cancer Center: Medical and Research Director, Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center
• NYSPFP Staff
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 involved in teamwork-based initiatives, such as providing data related to the effect of teamwork on patient safety and including physicians as team members and leaders early on in the process.

Speakers
Hennie Ellis, RN, BSN, MS, Patient Safety Consultant, Healthcare Team Training
Abdul Mondul, MD, Patient Safety Officer, Department of Medicine, Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center
Kathy Gallo, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, North Shore- LIJ Health System
NYSPFP Staff
NYSPFP Nursing-Centered Initiatives Regional Kick-Off Conferences - Manhattan
Monday, October 22, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
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 further support hospital efforts.

Speakers
• Keynote: Maureen T. White, R.N., Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive, North Shore–LIJ Health System
• Holly Franz, R.N., B.S.N, Regional Clinical Leader, Transforming Care at the Bedside at P2 Collaborative of Western New York
• Vicky Agramonte, R.N., M.S.N., Project Manager, IPRO
• Clinical experts in each focus area (falls, pressure ulcers, adverse drug events, and venous thromboembolism)
• NYSPFP Staff
NYSPFP Rural/CAH Pod Conference
Friday, October 19, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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.
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 further support hospital efforts.

Speakers
• Keynote: Maureen T. White, R.N., Senior Vice President, Chief Nurse Executive, North Shore–LIJ Health System
• Holly Franz, R.N., B.S.N, Regional Clinical Leader, Transforming Care at the Bedside at P2 Collaborative of Western New York
• Vicky Agramonte, R.N., M.S.N., Project Manager, IPRO
• Clinical experts in each focus area (falls, pressure ulcers, adverse drug events, and venous thromboembolism)
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
The Webconference will feature Institute for Healthcare Improvement faculty.
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.

Speakers
The Webconference will feature national experts from the American Nurses Association’s National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators.
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.

Speakers
The Webconference will feature Institute for Healthcare Improvement faculty.
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.

Speakers
• Peter Cherouny, MD. Emeritus Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont. Chair, Perinatal Community IHI.
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)
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.

Speakers
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Brenda Grant, RN, MPH, CIC, CHES, Manager, Infection Prevention, Stamford Hospital
• New York-Presbyterian Hospital (pending)
• Stony Brook Medical Center
• Schuyler Hospital (TBD)
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.
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.

Speakers
• Peter Cherouny, MD, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont, College of Medicine
• Patricia Heinrich, RN, MSN, Quality Improvement Consultant
• DOH Staff
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Sanjay Saint, MD, MPH, Director, VA/UM Patient Safety Enhancement Program; George Dock Collegiate Professor of Internal Medicine; University of Michigan Medical School; Special Correspondent, The New England Journal of Medicine
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Brian Koll, MD, FACP, FIDSA, Medical Director and Chief, Infection Prevention, Beth Israel Medical Center
• Sharon Johnson, MBA, CPHQ, Director, Quality Management, Highland Hospital of Rochester
• New York-Presbyterian Hospital
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.

Speakers
• Judith Medefindt, BS, RN, Assistant Vice President, Infection Control, Lutheran Medical Center
• Kathi Mullaney, BSN, MPH, CIC, Associate Executive Director, Metropolitan Hospital Center
• Patsy Jones, RN, MS, Associate Executive Director, Regulatory, Metropolitan Hospital Center
• Nancy Khork, RN, BS, Vice President, Performance Improvement, St. James Mercy Hospital
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Donna Armellino, MPA, RN, CIC, Vice President, Infection Prevention, North Shore-LIJ Health System
• Gary Ritter, Senior Administrative Director, Physician Assistant Services, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
• Jennifer Shaver, RN, BSN, Nurse Manager, ICU, Claxton Hepburn Hospital
• Peppy McBride, MSED, RHIA, Performance Improvement Director, Claxton Hepburn Hospital
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• David Calfee, M.D., Chief Hospital Epidemiologist, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medical Center
• Ghinwa Dumyati, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine/Epidemiologist, University of Rochester Medical Center
• NYSPFP Staff
• Additional speakers TBD
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 and representatives from the Collaborative will provide a project overview and a description of the Learning Collaborative model.

Speakers
• Marilyn A. Kacica M.D., M.P.H., Medical Director, Division of Family Health, New York State, Department of Health.
• Peter Cherouny, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, University of Vermont, College of Medicine
• Patricia Heinrich RN, MSN, Quality Improvement Consultant
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
• Ghinwa Dumyati, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine/Epidemiologist, University of Rochester Medical Center
• Kathi Mullaney, B.S.N., M.P.H., C.I.C., Associate Executive Director, Perioperative Services, Metropolitan Hospital Center
• Barbara Smith, R.N., B.S.N., Nurse Epidemiologist, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center
• NYSPFP Staff
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.

Speakers
The Webconference will feature Institute for Healthcare Improvement faculty.
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.
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.

Speakers
• Joseph McCannon, Senior Advisor to the Administrator and Group Director for Learning and Diffusion, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, will deliver the keynote address.
• Arthur A. Levin, Director, Center for Medical Consumers, will contextualize NYSPFP's work within the patient experience of care.
• William Powers, the father of a full-term baby who died at delivery due to a medical error. William and his wife, Suzanne Powers, who experienced complications during delivery resulting in a hysterectomy and months of rehabilitation, co-founded the Luke Vincent Powers Foundation, which funds programs for disadvantaged children.
 
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