Available Programs

 

Dementia 360

Primary care teams are cordially invited to participate in the Dementia 360 ECHO program, funded by the OHSU School of Nursing Interprofessional Hartford Award for Research and Practice grant and the Layton Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Center.

This 10-session ECHO series will help clinical teams build or improve systems of care to effectively diagnose and treat dementia in the primary care setting. Topics may include:

  • Dementia types (Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body, Vascular)

  • Labs and scans

  • Cognitive assessment

  • Functional assessment

  • Behavioral symptoms

  • Family assessment and resources

  • Elder abuse and neglect

  • Driving issues and when to report to the DMV

Benefits of participation include:

  • No cost to you or your facility

  • No cost to you continuing medical education (CME) credits*

  • No cost to you maintenance of certification (MOC) part 2 credits for family and internal medicine physicians*

  • The opportunity to present your workflow and systems challenges, and receive feedback from a multidisciplinary team of specialists and your peers.

 We will select up to 10 primary care teams to participate based on their interest in the program, geographic distribution throughout Oregon, and ability to commit to attend the sessions. Prescribing clinicians (MD, DO, NP, PA) are encouraged to invite up to three other staff members who are in a position to champion change in their organizations, such as practice managers, behavioral health specialists, nurses, medical assistants, peer recovery specialists, and quality improvement specialists.

*Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Schedule

Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m.
January 16-March 20, 2019

 

Effective Systems for Treating Addiction in Primary Care

Primary care teams are cordially invited to participate in the Effective Systems for Treating Addiction in Primary Care ECHO, funded by SAMHSA’s MAT-PDOA grant program.

This 12-session ECHO series will help clinical teams build or improve systems of care that effectively treat addiction in a primary care setting. Topics may include:

  • Team-based approaches

  • Administrative policies and protocols

  • Standardized processes and workflows for patient office visits

  • Processes to improve communication

  • Best practices for the exchange of health information

  • Trauma-informed systems of care

  • Community referral pathways

Benefits of participation include:

  • No cost to you or your facility

  • No cost to you continuing medical education (CME) credits*

  • No cost to you maintenance of certification (MOC) part 2 credits for family and internal medicine physicians*

  • The opportunity to present your workflow and systems challenges, and receive feedback from a multidisciplinary team of specialists and your peers.

We will select up to 10 primary care teams to participate who are in position to champion change in their organizations and provide care within the primary care setting. Teams might include: clinicians (prescribing MD, DO, NP, PA), nurses, social workers, pharmacists, nurse care managers, behavioral health specialists, administrators, and quality improvement specialists. Ideally staff will participate as part of a primary care team that includes a clinical champion and one or more other staff member. Participants will be selected based on their interest and geographic distribution throughout Oregon.

*Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Schedule

2nd and 4th Thursdays, 12-1 p.m.
January 10-June 27, 2019


SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS IN AMBULATORY CARE

Clinicians are cordially invited to participate in the Substance Use Disorders in Ambulatory Care ECHO program, funded by the SAMHSA State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis grant program.

This 12-session ECHO series will include the following topics:

  • Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and other Substance Use Disorders (Benzodiazepine, Alcohol, Tobacco)

  • Buprenorphine Basics and Induction Basics

  • Assessing and Treating Co-occurring Mental Illness and OUD

  • Naltrexone, Methadone, and other medications for the treatment of addictions.

Benefits of participation include:

  • No cost to you or your facility

  • No cost to you continuing medical education (CME) credits*

  • No cost to you maintenance of certification (MOC) part 2 credits for family medicine and internal medicine physicians*

  • The opportunity to present your tough cases and receive feedback from a multidisciplinary team of specialists and your peers

  • Share and learn with other clinicians, practices, and a multidisciplinary team of specialists on how to:

    • Assess substance use disorders

    • Provide evidence-based use of medications for the treatment of addictions

    • Coordinate mental and physical health services for those with OUD and other substance use disorders

  • Open access to all references and resources

We will select up to 25 clinicians (MD, DO, PA, and NP) to participate based on interest and geographic distribution throughout Oregon. Clinicians are encouraged to invite one other staff member such as behavioral health specialists, nurses, medical assistants, or practice managers to participate in the sessions with them.

*Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Schedule

Tuesdays, 12-1 p.m.
January 8-March 26, 2019


Substance Use Disorders in Hospital Care

Clinicians and hospital staff are cordially invited to participate in the Substance Use Disorders in Hospital Care ECHO program, funded by the SAMHSA State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis grant program.

This 10-session ECHO series will help build or improve systems of care that effectively treat addiction in a hospital care setting. Topics may include:

  • Understanding substance use disorder: Brain disease of addiction

  • Pharmacotherapy for opioid use disorder, including buprenorphine and methadone

  • Community SUD treatment settings

  • Acute pain management in a patient with substance use disorder

  • Managing challenging hospital behaviors: active drug use in the hospital

  • Management of long term IV antibiotics and PICC lines in patients with SUD

  • Peers in hospital settings

Benefits of participation include:

  • No cost to you or your facility

  • No cost to you continuing medical education (CME) credits*

  • No cost to you maintenance of certification (MOC) part 2 credits for family and internal medicine physicians*

  • The opportunity to present your challenging cases and system needs, and receive feedback from a multidisciplinary team of specialists and your peers

We will select up to 40 clinicians and hospital staff who are in a position to champion change in their organizations and provide care to hospitalized adults with SUD. Clinicians (prescribing MD, DO, NP, PA), nurses, social workers, pharmacists, discharge planners, behavioral health specialists, administrators, and quality improvement specialists are encouraged to register. Ideally staff will participate as part of hospital-based teams that includes a clinician and one or more other staff member. Participants will be selected based on their interest and geographic distribution throughout Oregon.

*Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Schedule

Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m.
January 9-March 13, 2019

 

Programs in Development

These programs are currently in the planning stage. Please contact us if you would like to receive information on these programs when they are ready to launch.

Persistent Pain

2018. Learn how to assess substance use disorder in the context of pain and develop appropriate and ethical treatment for patients with opioid use disorder. .

 Past Programs or Registration Closed

These programs are currently closed. However, Oregon ECHO Network may offer ECHO programs on similar topics in the future. Please contact us if you would like to receive information about programs like these in the future.

Nursing Facility Behavioral Health

2018-2019. This 24-session program is designed to support front-line nursing facility staff to better manage behavioral disturbance in older adults.

Adult Psychiatry I and II (Formerly Psychiatric Medication Management)

2015-2018. This ECHO supports primary care clinicians who are caring for patients with mental health issues.

Child Psychiatry

2017-2018. The Child Psychiatry ECHO was designed to enhance the ability of primary care clinicians to identify and treat mental health issues in children.

Hepatitis C and Liver Care ECHO

2017-2019. Supports clinicians in learning how to diagnose and treat individual patients with Hepatitis C and other liver diseases as well as build a treatment program at the community level.

Persistent Pain

2018. Learn how to assess substance use disorder in the context of pain and develop appropriate and ethical treatment for patients with opioid use disorder.

EOCCO Community Health Worker Quality Improvement

2017. This 7-session program focused on the optimization of the community health worker role across a variety of settings and ensuring financial sustainabilty

Team-Based Care

2016. This 5-session program was designed to support clincial teams who were working to integrate behavioral health specialists within the primary care setting.

Child Development

2015-2016. This program was designed for primary care clinicians to better support children and adolescents with developmental and behavioral concerns.