MAHEC Project ECHO - Acute Care of Inpatient with COVID-19 and Case Discussion for WNC Providers

Dec 31–Oct 21, 2020 Closed Medicine

MAHEC Project ECHO - Acute Care of Inpatient with COVID-19 and Case Discussion for WNC Providers


This region-wide ECHO (Extension in Community Healthcare Outcomes) is designed to promote discussion and best practices among local providers for the screening, diagnosis, and management of inpatients with COVID-19 during this pandemic. The acute care of COVID-19 patients is changing frequently and it can hard to keep up with current recommendations. In addition, regional cases of COVID-19 continue to increase. This program will provide evidence-based recommendations to stabilize acutely ill patients in the region as well as knowledge regarding when to transfer to a higher level of care. The goal of this series is to facilitate virtual case discussion among hospital and emergency medicine providers with the current standard of care for patients presenting to the hospital with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19.

Project 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 discussions and case presentations provided by participants. Starting Wednesday, July 29th, this series will run bi-weekly from 12:00pm until 1:00pm.

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ECHO session Topics:

• Stabilization of the patient presenting to hospital with COVID or COVID-like symptoms
• Discharging the patient who has been treated for COVID-19
• Care of the patient with multiple co-morbidities like diabetes and hypertension
• Review of the data for specialized treatments like anti-virals and convalescent plasma
• End-of-life care of the patient with COVID-19
• Specific populations of patients with COVID-19: children and pregnant women
• Historically marginalized populations: Black, LatinX, and Native American

All program dates are streamed on the ECHO Zoom Platform from 12 PM to 1 PM.
Participant must login at 11:50 AM for attendance.
One credit hour is earned for each session attended.

Module 1: July 29, 2020
Module 2: August 12, 2020
Module 3: August 26, 2020
Module 4: September 9, 2020
Module 5: September 23, 2020
Module 6: October 7, 2020
Module 7: October 21, 2020

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Target Audience

Emergency Medicine Physicians, Family Physicians, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners


  • Discuss updates from the NC DHHS, CDC, and other resources with region-specific data and clinical guidance for our WNC Providers.
  • Identify best practices among providers for the screening, diagnosis, and management of patients with COVID-19 in the inpatient setting.
  • Discuss and identify medicines that have been shown to be effective.
  • Discuss availability and how to access specials medications and treatments such as anti-virals and convalescent plasma.
  • Recognize and discuss diagnosis and management in special populations like children and pregnant women.
  • Discuss the efforts at mitigation of COVID in Historically Marginalized Populations.


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