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Providing support to providers who care for older adults by creating a network of colleagues in the Rocky Mountain region with ease of access to a geriatric specialist care team.
PROFESSIONAL CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS ARE AVAILABLE
Participation is free, students are welcome!
Through the UW ECHO in Geriatrics, sponsored by the Wyoming Center on Aging and the Montana Geriatric Education Center, healthcare professionals throughout the region have the opportunity to receive best-practice recommendations for consideration in management of older adults. You are invited to present challenging cases for discussion and feedback to a network of colleagues as well as a specialist care team. Each ECHO network will also feature a brief community discussion on a variety of important topics related to geriatrics.
Project ECHO is a virtual model for lifelong medical learning and collaborative practice that links frontline healthcare providers with specialist care teams to manage patients who have chronic conditions requiring complex care.
Learning Objectives: Develop a network of geriatric care practitioners. Create hubs of geriatric expertise in the Rocky Mountain Region. Implement best practices for geriatric patients. Identify strategies to assess and address the 4Ms (What Matters, Mentation, Mobility, Medication) of geriatric healthcare.
To join this community of practice contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | (307) 766-2829
Our Specialist Care team:
Emma Bjore, MD. Geriatrician, Ivinson Medical Group, Ivinson Medical Group: Laramie, WY
Tonja Woods, PharmD, BCGP. Geriatric Pharmacist, UW Clinical Associate Professor: Laramie, WY
Jenece Jacobs-Sharkey, LCSW. Social Worker, Providence Medical Group: Missoula, MT
Mary Kerber, MD. Neurologist, Cheyenne Medical Specialists: Cheyenne, WY
Maya Pignatore, PhD. Psychologist, Omaha VAMC: Omaha, NE
Parnika Saxena, MD. Geriatric Psychiatry: Stanford, CA
Paige Hector, LMSW. Gerontologist: Arizona
*PLEASE NOTE that Project ECHO® case consultations do not create or otherwise establish a provider-case relationship between any UW ECHO in Geriatrics clinician and any person whose case is being presented in a Project ECHO® setting.
Thursdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm MST
A biweekly case conference plus educational presentation
UW ECHO in Geriatrics Format:
12:00pm-12:05pm: Introductions & Welcome
12:05pm-12:30pm: 25-minute Community Discussion
12:30pm-12:55pm: 25-minute Case Presentation
12:55pm-1:00pm: Closing & Evaluations
February - June: "Keeping it Real: Addressing Geriatric Mental Health in Primary Care."
Feb 16th: Assessing What Matters: A Focus on Mental Health
March 2nd: Opioids for Pain Management in Older Adults
March 16th: Non-Pharmacological Pain Management Strategies
March 30th: When to De-prescribe
April 13th: Depression in Older Adults
April 27th: Suicide in Late Life
May 11th: Behavioral Health Integration
May 25th: Getting Back to Pleasant Activities
June 8th: Normal Aging - Maintaining Function
June 22nd: Connection to Community Resources
August - December: "Long Term Care Survival Skills - Supporting the Team."
August 31st: Trauma Informed Care
September 14th: Secondary Trauma
September 28th: Skills to Manage Secondary Trauma
October 12th: Grief and Loss
October 26th: Grieving as a Caregiver and Team
November 9th: Healthy Boundaries for Staff
One session in November
December 7th: Resiliency Interventions for Long Term Care
One session in December
More coming in 2024!
*Previous sessions available for viewing. Contact WyCOA to view previous presentations and recordings via iECHO (our web-based partner relations management tool). Please allow 2 weeks after each session to review.
Would you and your team like case consultation on a challenging case?
Do you have limited access to geriatric specialists in your area?
We welcome your presentation of cases for consultation at our upcoming networks!
Benefits of presenting a case: Free case consultation from geriatric experts in their field including sharing of resources including evidence based practice strategies to assist you in your routine practice, increased geriatric knowledge and outcomes, connecting to the geriatric care community of practice by learning and sharing similar challenges, Continuing Education credits, and networking with other geriatric care professionals.
Quotes from participating spokes:
"It was wonderful to hear about a case that so many of us can relate to and process it with other professionals. I learned about new resources possibly available/available to set up."
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of University of Wyoming and Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Colorado Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center designates this presentation for a maximum of (20.0) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit that commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Nursing Contact Hours will be awarded upon attendance at the entire activity and completion/submission of an evaluation. This activity is approved for 20.0 Nursing Contact Hour. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver with by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
WyCOA can provide a Certificate of Completion to all other disciplines.