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 Pediatric Ortho Injuries, Abdominal Pain, Bronchitis, Vent Management, Febrile Infants, Airway/RSI, Seizures, Sedation and Analgesia in Acutely Ill Children, Pediatric Trauma Tips, Diabetes Ketoacidosis in Pediatrics, Behavioral Health Emergencies, and Neonatal Emergencies.
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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2020 Series Opener - September 14th 1-2pm
Topic: Understanding and Addressing Disparities in Physical Abuse Evaluations
If you would like to access this week's or past CAN ECHOs sessions, please click the link