MAHEC Project ECHO for Primary Care COVID-19 Collaborative

Dec 31–Oct 28, 2021 Medicine Nursing

MAHEC Project ECHO for Primary Care COVID-19 Collaborative


In the setting of the rapid pace and growing volume of information related to the management of COVID, we are presenting this Project ECHO® special episode to share updates in best practices regarding transmission, prevention, and treatment of COVID-19. We aim to address transmission, morbidity and mortality, updated treatment recommendations, and updated vaccine recommendations. Please bring cases to share and discuss.

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 from 7:00am – 8:00am EST, with clinical updates and case presentations for discussion each session.

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

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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.

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 UNC Center for Aging and Health, Carolina Geriatric Education Center also provided support for this activity.


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
  • Rebecca H. Bernstein, MD
  • Blake Fagan, MD
  • Bill Hitch, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
  • Gandhari Loomis, DO, DO
  • Ellis D. Vaughan, DNP, RN


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