Friday, April 1, 2016

Children and Youth with Epilepsy ECHO® engages community care for complex condition

KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth is excited to share information about the growing Project ECHO® (Extension of Community Healthcare Outcomes) program. Developed in New Mexico, Project ECHO, educational sessions support collaborative learning by linking specialist teams and community health care professionals. ECHO is an opportunity for primary care providers and other healthcare professionals to participate in "virtual curbside consultation" and collaborate with specialist teams in a technology-supported community of practice.

We welcome health professionals to participate in the ongoing Children and Youth with Epilepsy series, a collaboration between KUMC and Children’s Mercy Hospitals. The joint campus team includes a pediatric epileptologist, behavior specialist, education specialist, developmental pediatrician, and advanced nurse practitioner. The team videoconferences with participants from a wide range of settings (e.g., primary care, inpatient services, group home settings, and schools), focused on updates in pediatric epilepsy care.

The interactive educational sessions are held every other Tuesday over the lunch hour and healthcare professionals can join by secure video over computers/laptops, tablets, smartphones, as well as by telephone. Through support from the American Academy of Pediatrics, the no-cost accredited sessions include brief updates about the latest in pediatric epilepsy care, as well as case presentations.

Please join our next session, Beyond Anti-Seizure Medications, Including the Ketogenic Diet, on Tuesday, April 5, from 12-1 CST.

For more information, or to learn how to join these programs, contact KU Center for Telemedicine at 913-588-2226 or Participation forms may be found here.

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