Project ECHO® on Racism in Nursing engaged over 1,000 nurses in dialogue in 2022
Project ECHO® on Racism in Nursing is being conducted as part of the ongoing work of the National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing, a multi-organizational collaborative of leading nursing organizations to examine the issue of racism within nursing nationwide and the impact on nurses, patients, communities, and healthcare systems to motivate all nurses to confront systemic racism. Through ECHO®, the National Commission is offering this free tele-mentoring program that connects nurses with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) experts using brief lectures and case-based learning, and discussion.
The National Commission’s Project ECHO® on Racism in Nursing serves as a forum for nurses to increase their knowledge about how racism “shows up” in the profession and in healthcare and improves the skills needed to confront systemic racism and empowers nurses to become allies.
The Project ECHO®: Addressing Racism in Nursing series includes:
- Eight 90 minute sessions
- Virtually delivered by subject matter expert faculty and mentors
- Case presentation and discussion
- Short lecture on a topic related to racism in nursing. 2022 topics included:
- Understanding unconscious bias and Microaggressions
- Tools to address racism in clinical practice: Confronting racism on the unit and at the bedside
- Nursing Code of Ethics and Ethical implications of racism: Understanding the ethical responsibilities to the profession and patients
- Courageous conversations and Allyship: addressing unknowing perpetrators and enablers of racism
- Handling retaliation: When to fight and when to walk away
- Navigating the burden of representation and Combating Imposter syndrome
- Racism in academia: building a supportive academic environment and navigating new graduate challenges
- Lessons Learned: historical context, contemporary context, where do we go from here?
Review the ECHO on Racism in Nursing didactic presentation videos!
Series One (March – June, 2022)
Series Two (September – December, 2022)
Series 3.0 coming - Fall, 2023
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Learn more about the Project ECHO® Model!
The Project ECHO® Model is an “all teach, all learn” approach to knowledge-sharing throughout health systems and communities. The multi-directional flow of evidence-based information through case-based learning and tele-mentoring allows for interactive and engaging learning through dialogue. The National Commission to Address Racism in Nursing is excited to use this model to redefine how nurses learn about racism, allyship, and tools and resources to confront and dismantle racism within the nursing profession and healthcare
How is the Project ECHO® Model structured?
Each 60-minute session includes:
- Welcome and introduction
- Didactic presentation and Q&A
- Case Presentation and Discussion
- Session closing
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.
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
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