MAHEC's Project ECHO for Primary Care COVID-19 Collaborative - Winter 2020/Spring 2021

Jan 19, 2021 Medicine Nursing

MAHEC's Project ECHO for Primary Care COVID-19 Collaborative - Winter 2020/Spring 2021


In light of climbing cases of COVID-19, we are resuming this Project ECHO® series to ensure shared best practices regarding recommendations and counseling for our patients. We aim to address testing guidance and isolation/quarantine recommendations for our communities. We also seek to provide the most up-to-date information regarding testing options and vaccines on the horizon.

Please join us, and please send us your experiences and any cases you would like to share. Our goal during this series is to facilitate virtual case discussion among providers who are diagnosing and managing patients with COVID-19. This series will complement the available updates from the NC DHHS, CDC, and other resources with region-specific data and clinical guidance for our WNC providers.

Project ECHO® is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes education to provide best evidence healthcare practices 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 discussion among clinical experts and participating providers. All WNC providers are welcome, and we will seek case presentations from those of you who have seen patients diagnosed with COVID-19.

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These sessions will be scheduled on Tuesdays from 7:00am – 8:00am EST, with clinical updates and case presentations for discussion each session. The first session is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8th, and will continue indefinitely.

Each session in this series will include:
1. Updates and Statistics re: Regional COVID-19 Cases in Western North Carolina
2. Updates re: Testing Guidance, Counseling, Types, and Indications
3. Updates re: Vaccines, Trials, and Current Updates
4. Acute COVID Cases in the Outpatient Setting
5. Case Discussions

Click the blue register button above to join.


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.

Target Audience

Physicians, Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, and health/human services professionals interested in this subject


  • Review updates from the NC DHHS, CDC and other resources with region-specific data and clinical guidance for COVID for providers
  • Discuss best practices for screening, diagnosis and management of patients with COVID-19 in the outpatient setting


  • Susan Alexander, MD
  • Blake Fagan, MD
  • Bill Hitch, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
  • Ellis D. Vaughan, DNP, RN


MAHEC's Project ECHO for Primary Care COVID-19 Collaborative - Session 4
1/19 7:00 AM–8:00 AM


.100 CEU

The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.1 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

1.000 Contact Hours

Nurse Practitioners

Nurse Practitioners: MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.0 contact hours.

1.000 CME for Physician Assistants

Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program.

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 a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


FREE Registration Fee - Free, but must register to attend
Begins 12/7/20
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