Author: Tania Aragona

ECHO® Care of the Elderly

Baycrest, in partnership with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre and in collaboration with the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care, is excited to announce the third cycle of “Project ECHO® Care of the Elderly (ECHO COE)”, a telehealth program that aims to help primary care providers build capacity in the care of older adults through weekly 60-minute videoconference sessions. This cycle will focus on Long-Term Care.        

 

What is Project ECHO®?

Project ECHO, which stands for Extension of Community Health Outcomes, was created by Dr. Sanjeev Arora at the University of New Mexico. Project ECHO follows a ‘Hub’ and ‘Spoke’ model of knowledge dissemination and capacity building, which aims to exchange knowledge between academic health science centres (the “Hubs”) and the frontline of community care partners (the ”Spokes”). It relies on the flow of knowledge in multiple directions: from experts to primary care providers; between primary care providers; and from primary care providers to experts. This model is appropriate for physicians, nurses and other healthcare providers and has been successfully replicated throughout the United States, Canada and globally.

Each ECHO COE Long-Term Care session will include a short presentation by specialists on specific topics of interest relevant to care of older adults in LTC, followed by cases presented by the learning partners (spokes). Feedback and recommendations are provided by the Hub team as well as the other learning partners.

 

Who can be a Learning Partner?

Any primary care providers working in Long-Term Care, either individually or as a team, who want to expand their skills and build their capacity in the care of older adults, can become a learning partner. Physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, and/or any other healthcare professionals are welcome to join. Priority will be given to Long-Term Care homes where both the team and physician apply. Physicians do not need to be present at the LTC home as they can access each session through our free internet-based video conference system from wherever they are (e.g., office).

 

When will ECHO COE run?

ECHO COE LTC  runs for 10 sessions, weekly. Learning partners are expected to participate in a minimum of 80% of the 12 ECHO COE LTC sessions and be willing to present a case during the cycle.

 

Do I need special equipment?

No special equipment is required to participate. You need an internet connection and a computer, tablet, or smartphone. You will be given access to the free internet-based video conference system through a link.

 

Is this being evaluated?

Yes. Your feedback is important to us. In order to improve the program, the ECHO COE team is evaluating the feasibility and efficacy of the ECHO Care of the Elderly program, to enable primary care providers’ skills and capacity in the care of older adults. In addition to attending ECHO COE LTC sessions, learning partners will be asked to provide feedback on their experience via questionnaires and qualitative interviews/focus groups at various times throughout the program.

 

Does it cost anything to participate?

No, this project is fully funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and does not require any payment from participants. Furthermore, the project is fully accredited for Continuing Medical Education (CME), so participants receive CME credits at no cost.

 

How can I sign up?

You can apply on the ECHO website.

Please note that completing the application form does not guarantee enrollment; priority will be given to Long-Term Care homes where both the team and physician apply.

 

For more information

If you have any questions about the ECHO COE LTC and the commitments about being a learning partner, please email echo@baycrest.org.

For more information on E CHO Care of the Elderly, visit: www.baycrest.echoontario.ca

For more information on Project ECHO New Mexico, visit: https://echo.unm.edu.

For more information on ECHO programs in Ontario, visit: https://www.echoontario.ca/.

2018 LTC Train-The-Trainer Workshops for Applied Theatre

Registration NOW OPEN!

 

2018 LTC TRAIN-THE-TRAINER WORKSHOPS for APPLIED THEATRE

 

REGISTER SOON AS SPACE IS LIMITED!
Please visit our registration website. Confirmation of registration will be emailed to you.

 

Select your closest venue upon registration:

January 23, 2018: KINGSTON, ON
Providence Care Hospital, Providence Care
752 King Street West
Rm. Classroom C, 2nd Flr.
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

January 30, 2018: LONDON, ON
Goodwill Industries
255 Horton Street
Rm. Town Hall, 3rd Flr.
9:00 am – 2:30 pm

 

Fee
$35 – All participants. Registration includes HST and covers the program, educational materials, light breakfast, and lunch.

 

Refund Policy
No refunds. Transferable only.

 

For More Information Contact
Tania Aragona, Baycrest Centre for Learning, Research & Innovation (416) 785-2500, ext. 6357, or taragona@baycrest.org.

 

Click here for the 2018 Train the Trainer Applied Theatre Workshops Program

2018 LTC Educator Days for Innovation & Networking

Registration NOW OPEN!

 

If you engage long-term care staff and students in learning, register now and join us!

 

CLRI 2018 Educator Days Poster

 

This educational day provides an innovation and networking forum for those who engage staff and students in learning about seniors’ care and long-term care. The goals are to experience innovative educational approaches tailored to this sector, to network with other educators, and to foster a learning network that supports education in seniors’ care.

 

 

Preliminary Program

8:30-9:00             Registration & Refreshments
9:00-10:00           Welcome & Interactive Opening Session
10:00-10:20         Break & Travel
10:20-11:20         Workshop 1
11:20-11:30         Travel to Next Workshop
11:30-12:30         Workshop 2
12:30-1:30           Lunch with Demo & Travel to Next Workshop
1:30-2:30             Workshop 3
2:30-3:15             Coffee & Experiential Learning Café
3:15-3:30             Prizes & Closing Remarks

 

Join us to experience 3 hands-on workshops:

A. Interprofessional Learning: Strengthening Teams & Team Performance | Jennifer Reguindin
A sampler of team-based exercises to promote better care through communication, collaboration, values and ethics.

 

B. Affective Learning: An Untapped Resource | Shoshana Helfenbaum
Hands-on facilitation ideas to encourage emotional skill development based on the latest findings in neuroscience about the central role of emotions in learning.

 

C. What’s New in eLearning? Sharing the Latest Resources Available to LTCHs | Marie-Pierre Dionne, Isabelle Bossé
An introduction to new eLearning modules featuring instructional design for engaging learners on topics such as dementia and communication.

 

REGISTER SOON AS SPACE IS LIMITED!
Please visit our registration website. Confirmation of registration will be emailed to you.

Select your closest venue upon registration:

January 22, 2018: KINGSTON, ON
Providence Care Hospital, Providence Care
752 King Street West, Kingston, ON K7L 4X3
Rm. Founders Hall, 2nd Flr.
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

January 29, 2018: LONDON, ON
Goodwill Industries
255 Horton Street, London, ON N6B 1L1
Rm. Community Hall, 3rd Flr.
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

February 1, 2018: THUNDER BAY, ON
Lakehead University
955 Oliver Road, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5E1
Bartley Building – Conference Centre, Rm. A
8:30 am – 3:30 pm

 

Fee
$50 – All participants. Registration includes HST and covers the conference program, educational materials, breakfast, refreshments and lunch.

 

Refund Policy
No refunds. Transferable only.

 

Travel Bursaries
Limited travel bursaries for LTCH Educators available if > 1.5 h travel. Contact taragona@baycrest.org.

 

For More Information Contact
Tania Aragona, Baycrest Centre for Learning, Research & Innovation (416) 785-2500, ext. 6357, or taragona@baycrest.org.

 

Click here for the 2018 LTC EDUCATOR DAYS FOR INNOVATION & NETWORKING Program