Recognition and reporting of child abuse and neglect by ED providers saves children’s lives
We would like to invite your ED to participate in an innovative performance improvement/educational program targeting this topic— Project ECHO
What will our ED “get” for participating?
ECHO is a non-clinical application of telemedicine involving:
1) Didactic presentations by interdisciplinary group of specialists
2) In-depth case-based presentations by community clinicians for feedback and recommendations
3) Access to evidence-based educational resources and a community of practice (experts and community providers learn from one another).
4) ECHO has improved patient outcomes in conditions ranging from Hepatitis C to pediatric mental health.
What is the commitment from our ED to participate?
Designation of “pediatric champion(s) who will participate in ECHO meetings every XXX weeks/months. These individuals should be MD, RN, APRN or PA (however techs, SW, and others can participate).
Additional details about the program available if you are interested or we can arrange a call to answer any questions that you and/or your ED leadership may have. For more information, contact
A multidisciplinary PEM ECHO series launched in December 2018!
Some of the topics that were discussed during the first PEM ECHO series were Abdominal Pain, Bronchitis, Vent Management, Febrile Infants, Airway/RSI, and Seizures.
The PEM ECHO Sessions:
- Involve a monthly one-hour on-line learning session; consisting of 15-20 min didactic + 40 min case discussion on your phone, tablet, computer
- Connect community providers in facilitated discussion/case presentations: aimed at improving pediatric emergency care in the community.
- Offer free CME/CEU credits
There is no cost to participation—however, in order to participate you/your team will need to commit to the following:
a) Present a case during one session
b) Participate in a minimum of 8/12 sessions
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This year's PEM Echo Series resumed September 12th and is scheduled through February 2020.
You can visit http://ct-aap.org/pemecho for information, as well as PowerPoint slides, meeting recordings, and handouts related to each topic.