Cycle 2: Older Adult Mental Health & Substance Use
- Session 1: Medical Cannabis Use in the Elderly – Apr 8, 2020
- Session 2: Managing Behavioural Emergencies in Older Adults in
Primary Care – Apr 22, 2020
- Session 3: Clinical Guidelines on Benzodiazepines in Older Adults – May 6, 2020
- Session 4: Stepped Treatment Approach for Depression in Older Adults – May 20, 2020
Accredited for up to 6.0 Mainpro+ / MOC Section 1 credits
ECHO stands for Extensions for Community Healthcare Outcomes. ECHO increases Primary Care Providers’ (PCP) skills and confidence in managing specific complex chronic conditions through case-based learning video-conferencing sessions.
- Video-conferencing technology connects primary care providers with each other and with specialists.
- Best practices are shared to reduce variation in care;
- Knowledge is transferred through case–based learning to develop skills, confidence and specialty expertise among PCPs.
- Outcomes of ECHO are evaluated on an ongoing basis.
To learn more about Project Echo, visit the Interior Health web page here
Anatomy of an ECHO Session
5-10 minute introduction by the physician facilitator
15 minute didactic lecture by a specialist / subject matter expert
60 – 75 minute case-based discussion with participants and experts (assessments, diagnosis, treatment recommendations)
Target Audience: Primary care providers (FPs, NPs, remote nursing station/health centre, primary care RNs/LPNs, FNHA CHNs/HCNs), primary care teams and/or primary care networks delivering MHSU services