As a participant in Paediatric Project ECHO, you have the option of attending any combination of the following program components, in any or all specialty areas.
TeleECHO clinics and core competency curricula are delivered through a videoconferencing platform called Zoom. This requires access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone (with a camera, speakers, microphone and internet connection). Participants also have the option of dialing in using a telephone if they do not have access to a camera.
TeleECHO clinics will be held for each of the four specialty areas to connect participants with other specialists and other community-based healthcare providers interested in that area. Each clinic will be facilitated by a medical lead at SickKids, who is joined by an inter-disciplinary team of clinicians. Healthcare providers will join the clinic using videoconference technology (Zoom). Each TeleECHO clinic will begin with a short educational presentation. Following this presentation, a community healthcare provider will present a de-identified patient case from their practice (1-2 cases may be presented per TeleECHO clinic depending on case complexity,). This will be followed by a group discussion about the case, and recommendations will be generated based on best practices. All participants will be encouraged to engage in the discussion and provide comments based on their own experiences.
Core Competency Curricula
Each curriculum contains 8 hours of content and is designed to meet the identified educational needs of program participants. These curricula are separate from the TeleECHO clinics, and contain unique content to learn about complex topics in more detail. Curricula will be delivered to participants using the same videoconferencing technology as the TeleEHCO clincis (Zoom). Each core competency curriculum will be offered twice per year.
Pain-Specific Boot Camp
Participants will have the option of attending a 2-day, in-person boot camp at SickKids. The boot camp will focus on teaching hands-on skills (some options may include motivational interviewing and how to perform a physical exam on a paediatric pain patient). The pain boot camp will be offered twice per year.