ECHO, which stands for Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes, is an all-teach-all-learn tele-mentoring model that uses case-based learning. Specialists and experts at a “Hub” meet regularly with physicians, nurse practitioners and other clinicians at “Spokes” via videoconferencing to support in the delivery of specialty care services. To learn more about the ECHO model and its history, watch this short video by Project ECHO’s founder, Dr. Sanjeev Arora and visit echo.unm.edu.
ECHO MOLST + eMOLST was developed to meet the ever-increasing demand for professional training and technical assistance for practice transformation focused on advance care planning, MOLST and eMOLST. Project ECHO’s innovative approach will support the current and future needs of our clinicians and system leaders.
The aims of ECHO MOLST + eMOLST are to provide sustainable MOLST education and to improve the quality of thoughtful MOLST discussions and documentation to ensure patient preferences are honored at end-of-life, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Excellus BlueCross BlueShield is a partner with Project ECHO.
ECHO MOLST + eMOLST is a 9-week clinic series. Weekly lunch hour-video conferencing clinics begin with brief introductions and a 15-minute didactic presentation that has been updated in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is followed by a 35 to 40-minute real patient case presentation given by a “spoke” using a Q&A and discussion format.
In support of improving patient care, Project ECHO® is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
ECHO MOLST + eMOLST is open to physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, social workers and anyone involved in the MOLST process – clinics are open to all!
Participants will connect through the Zoom video conferencing platform. For more information or to sign up, contact Meg.Greco@Excellus.com.
Session 1: MOLST: A Key Pillar of Palliative Care
Session 2: More Than a From – It’s a Process
Session 5: Crucial Conversations
Session 6: MOLST Form Elements
Session 7: Conflict Resolution
Session 8: Care Plan Strategies
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