Project ECHO

Project ECHO

Project ECHO transforms the way education and knowledge is shared, by connecting healthcare professionals in the Waikato area, especially those in our more remote communities.

Each monthly session runs from 2.00-3.00pm, with 10-20 minutes of education presented by a topic expert, followed by one case-based interactive discussion. Each TeleECHO clinic is facilitated by a multidisciplinary specialist hub team.

2020 sessions dates:

Thursday 16 July – Thromboembolism presented by Dr Rowan Beaumont-Bell
Thursday 20 August - TBA
Thursday 17 September - TBA
Thursday 15 October - TBA
Thursday 19 November - TBA

Lymphoedema ECHO Sessions
Wednesday 22 July - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday 23 September - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday 25 November - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

COVID-19 ECHO sessions for ARRC Facilities:
Thursday 9 April – Dealing with COVID-19 Anxiety in the Workplace presented by Andrea Dobbs
Thursday 16 April – Recognising and Managing Stress During COVID-19
Thursday 23 April – Discussing Unwelcome COVID-19 News presented by Debi Austin and Julia Ward
Thursday 30 April – Debriefing during COVID-19 presented by Debi Austin and Julia Ward
Thursday 7 May – Self-care presented by Nigel Rowling

Click here to view past recorded sessions.

What is ECHO?
• It is an educational model, not a patient care clinic
• Case-based learning; real life cases (anonymised) with subject matter experts to facilitate learning and sharing knowledge from all participants
• Each case is presented using a standard template, discussed with everyone attending with recommendations given at the end.
• ECHO is particularly suited to general practice teams, district nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals and other healthcare providers.
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What equipment will I need to join?
You can participate from anywhere within the Waikato using your computer or a smart device. Your computer/device needs to have a camera, microphone and speakers. We use Zoom video conference software. For larger groups who would like to participate, the type and quality of equipment required is dependent on your room size and the number of participants.

How to join a TeleECHO clinic
To attend any of our clinics please contact [email protected]. There is no cost associated with joining an ECHO session. Once registered you will be sent a video conference link and case studies for discussion at the next session. If this is your first time registering to attend, we will do quick five minute check to test your connection, unless you have used Zoom software previously.

Presenting a patient case:
Do you have a patient case that you would like to present at one of our TeleECHO clinics? If so, we would like to hear from you. You will be sent the case study template to fill out and instructions on how to present your case, all patient identifying information must be removed. Recommendations from the session will be sent to you after the TeleECHO clinic. For learning purposes we will record and publish the TeleECHO clinic session on our website.
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