Baycrest, in collaboration with North East Specialized Geriatric Centre and Ontario CLRI, is launching ECHO Care of the Elderly (COE): Long-Term Care. This is a continuing education series running on Tuesdays from April 12 – July 12, 2022.
ECHO Care of the Elderly: Long-Term Care is open to providers from all health care professions, and is offered at no cost to participants. Please note: this series is for Ontario only.
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 an “all teach, all learn” model of knowledge dissemination and capacity building, exchanging knowledge between academic health science centres and frontline community care partners. It facilitates the sharing 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 all healthcare providers and has been successfully replicated throughout the United States, Canada and globally.
Each ECHO COE session will include a short presentation by specialists on specific topics of interest relevant to the care of older adults, followed by cases presented by the learning partners. Feedback and recommendations are provided by the health resource team as well as other learning partners.
Who can be a learning partner?
Any primary care providers who want to expand their skills and build capacity in the care of older adults can become a learning partner, either individually or as a team. All health care professionals are welcome to join, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, dietitians, and others.
Do I need special equipment?
No special equipment is required to participate, just an internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone. You will be provided with a Zoom link to join each session.