Project ECHO™ (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a movement to demonopolize knowledge and amplify local capacity to provide best practice care for underserved people all over the world. The ECHO model is committed to addressing the needs of the most vulnerable populations by equipping communities with the right knowledge, at the right place, at the right time.
Project ECHO transforms the way education and knowledge are delivered to reach more people in rural and underserved communities.
This low-cost, high-impact intervention is accomplished by linking inter-disciplinary specialist teams with multiple clinicians through teleECHO programs. Experts mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via scenario-based learning, enabling clinicians to apply best practices and lessons learned in their own communities.
What is the ECHO Model?
- Use technology to leverage scarce resources.
- Share "best practices" to reduce disparities.
- Apply scenario-based learning to master complexity.
- Evaluate and monitor outcomes.
Benefits of Becoming a Partner in the ECHO Movement
- Better access for rural and underserved communities
- Reduced disparities
- Better quality and safety
- Rapid dissemination of best practices
- Promote consistency in care and practice
- Greater efficiency
Next Series Launches Summer/Fall 2021
Our ANA IPC Fundamentals ECHO® program is being conducted as part of ANA's participation in Project Firstline-the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's national training collaborative for Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control. As a Project ECHO Hub, ANA can offer free tele-mentoring programs that connects nurses with IPC experts using brief lectures and scenario presentations.
ANA IPC Fundamentals ECHO will serve as a forum for nurses to increase their knowledge, skills, and self-efficacy around IPC practices through the lens of COVID-19, helping to grow IPC knowledge networks and expand our capacity to reach valuable frontline healthcare workers.
No cost to participate | FREE CNE Credits Available to Participants
Benefits of Participating in a TeleECHO ProgramECHO partners acquire new skills and competencies. They become part of a community of practice and learning, increasing their professional satisfaction while their feelings of professional isolation decrease.
ANA IPC Fundamentals ECHO Consists of:
- 8 x 1-hour live Zoom sessions over - 3 months
- Short lecture provided by a content expert
- Participant scenario presentation and discussion
- Questions, discussion and engagement with experts
Who Should Register?
- Participants willing to actively engage with cohort
- All nurses interested in improving their IPC competency are strongly encouraged to apply
- Infection Control/ Basic Science of Viruses
- Transmission via Inhalation of Respiratory Droplets
- Crisis Standards of Care/ Resource Scarcity
- Aerosol Generating Procedures
- PPE Decontamination and Reuse
What did participants like most about the sessions?
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ANA Project Firstline's Project ECHO Hub, FOR Nurses BY Nurses, joins the movement to improve the lives of people all over the world.
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The Project Firstline program is a national training collaborative led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with ANA and the American Academy of Pediatrics, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity.
Want to learn more about Project Firstline? Contact ProjectFirstline@ana.org
Project Firstline is a national collaborative led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide infection control training and education to frontline health care workers and public health personnel. ANA is proud to partner with Project Firstline, as supported through Cooperative Agreement CDC-RFA-OT18-1802. CDC is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The contents of this webpage do not necessarily represent the policies of CDC or HHS and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.
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