DescriptionProject ECHO® is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. ECHO is led by an expert team that uses multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual learning sessions comprised of a short didactic followed by case presentations provided by participants. Rural physicians have identified the need for expert medical advice regarding care for aging patients in their communities.
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The American population of older adults is rapidly expanding, while the number of Geriatricians is declining, creating a significant gap in our healthcare system. In rural North Carolina, most aging adults do not have access to a geriatrician and are cared for by family medicine physicians. The imperative created by increasing numbers of aging Americans coupled with increasing longevity has generated recognition and acceptance within physicians that continuing medical education must address the knowledge and skills that are necessary to provide effective care for older adults.
This video teleconferencing series is guided by experts.
All program dates are streamed on the ECHO Zoom Platform.
It takes place biweekly on Wednesdays from 7 AM to 8 AM.
Participant must login at 6:50 AM for attendance.
One credit hour is earned for each session attended.
Polypharmacy & Deprescribing
MAHEC engages in evaluation activities to better understand the impact of our programs. By registering for this course, you agree that we may use your personal information in evaluative research regarding this program. Any reports published will be de-identified and reported in aggregate format. MAHEC assumes permission to use audio, video and still images from this program for promotional and educational purposes. Please speak with a staff member if you have any concerns.
This project is supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number #2U1QHP28734, Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government. The Center for Aging and Health, Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program also provided support for this activity.
The audience for this ECHO will be Family Medicine, Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and healthcare team members of the clinical setting providing care to vulnerable elderly adults in local rural communities.
- Increase evidence-based care for vulnerable elderly adults in local rural communities
- Increase knowledge of healthcare providers in person-centered care, optimizing personal goals and minimizing iatrogenic harm for older adults
- Identify strategies for providing person-centered care and optimizing personal goals for older adult patients
- Meredith Gilliam, MD, MPH
- Gregg Warshaw, MD
- Tasha R. Woodall, PharmD, BCGP, CPP
MAHEC Project ECHO® for Geriatric Care
8/19 7:00 AM–10/14 8:00 AM
8/19 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
9/2 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
9/16 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
9/30 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
10/14 7:00 AM–8:00 AM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.1 CEU as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
1.000 Contact Hours
Contact Hours: MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.00 Contact Hour.
1.000 Nursing Contact Hours
1.00 Nursing Contact Hours Activity # AP 008-1816 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
1.000 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Accreditation: The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.