Project Echo

IUPUI ECHO Center – new courses

IUPUI ECHO Center starts 2023 with two programs launching

IUPUI ECHO Center promotes best-practices & solutions to address health disparities with two programs for healthcare professionals to join: Point of Care Ultrasound ECHO and Cancer Prevention & Survivorship Care ECHO.

The IUPUI ECHO Center uses the Project ECHO (Extension for Community Health Outcomes) model, a peer-to-peer, virtual learning collaborative to increase workforce capacity. Rather than moving patients, ECHO moves knowledge. By building interdisciplinary communities of practice and capitalizing on the use of case-based learning, ECHO helps more patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

Participation in ECHO builds leaders who promote best-practices and look for solutions to address health disparities at the local level. Each session features a didactic presentation and a de-identified case presentation shared by a participating ECHO learner to gather recommendations on clinical care and resources to best serve their patients. Presenting a patient case during an ECHO may fulfill community education criteria and count towards your Community Based Bonus.

Two ECHO programs take to the virtual skies at the start of 2023: the new Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) ECHO and the Cancer Prevention & Survivorship Care ECHO series.

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) ECHO

The first 2023 session of the POCUS ECHO is on Monday, January 9, at 12:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. CT. Sessions will meet regularly on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. ET.

Point of Care Ultrasound utilizes portable, easy-to-use, and affordable ultrasound technology that allows for quicker discovery of medical issues right at the point of care. Images are available immediately and requires no waiting to see if a patient must be transferred to a different healthcare facility and prepared for further imaging assessment.

The addition of POCUS in clinical care settings improves provider accuracy, quality of care, and patient outcomes. Research demonstrates the benefits of POCUS technology in improving health equity particularly in rural settings.

Upcoming session topics include:

  • Cardiac Ultrasound
  • Lung Ultrasound
  • Building a POCUS Practice
  • Gallbladder Ultrasound
  • Liver Ultrasound
  • POCUS in Austere Environments

Cancer Prevention & Survivorship Care ECHO

The Cancer Prevention & Survivorship Care ECHO returns for its fourth programming year on Tuesday, February 7. Sessions will meet on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of each month from 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET/11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT.

This ECHO focuses on providing equitable, up-to-date, evidence-based care to cancer patients. Physicians, pharmacists, nurses, case managers, and social workers gather to discuss best practices in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and more.

This program is organized into series of 3-6 sessions discussing topics related to an overarching theme or specific type of cancer. Within each series, sessions include a timely 30-minute presentation, followed by a de-identified patient or organizational case presentation.

Series topics include:

  • Psychosocial Health
  • Managing Cancer-Related Pain
  • Breast Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
  • Lung Cancer Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment
  • HPV-Related Cancers

To learn more or register for an ECHO, visit our website: https://fsph.iupui.edu/echo

If you have any questions, email our Assistant Director, Kaley Liang: [email protected]

Project ECHO is a movement to demonopolize knowledge and amplify the capacity to provide best practice care for underserved people all over the world.

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