Connect with peers from around the state to ask questions and discuss best practices with an interdisciplinary panel of experts. In these uncertain times, ECHO Idaho’s COVID-19 series will create a dialogue among clinicians about treating this infectious disease and help identify helpful resources.
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 from Noon - 1:30 p.m. MT
- You are not required to attend the entire session!
- To be responsive to Idaho’s time zones, and to accommodate busy schedules, the format of this special session will be a didactic presentation, Q&A, repeated didactic presentation.
- We encourage you to drop-in to catch one of the two didactic presentations.
The purpose of this series is to equip Idaho’s healthcare workforce, including providers, clinicians, policymakers, administrators and others with strategies to address challenges presented as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
- Carolyn Bridges: MD, Former CDC Public Health Physician and Researcher, Governor’s Coronavirus Working Group
- Megan Dunay: MD, MPH, Geriatrician, Boise VA Medical Center and Medical Director for Geriatrics and Extended Care for NW Region (VA VISN 20)
- TBD, Idaho Public Health District Representative
Participation in ECHO Idaho is free for clinicians and organizations.
The first COVID-19 session is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, Noon - 1:30p.m MT. As more sessions are confirmed, we will update our registered attendees.
- Professional Development: Participants gain new skills and competencies for managing patients.
- Creating Community: Clinician teams can increase professional satisfaction and decrease isolation, thus creating a sense of community.
- Increased Patient Satisfaction: Patients can continue to work with their trusted clinician instead of traveling long distances to be seen by a specialist.
- Improved Quality of Care: Healthcare professionals who participate in ECHO increase their knowledge and self-efficacy.
- No-Cost CME: ECHO Idaho offers free continuing medical education credits to participants. CME credit is available at this time for participating in live sessions only, not for watching recorded sessions.
The University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program designates each live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
For the purpose of re-licensure, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). To be considered continuing education, the session(s) are required to be germane to your practice. Final acceptance of the credit for recertification resides with your state board.
Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses
For the purpose of re-licensure, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). To be considered continuing education, the session(s) are required to be germane to your practice. Final acceptance of the credit for recertification resides with your state board.
Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists
The Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses recognizes the University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program as an approved provider of continuing education. To be considered continuing education, the session(s) are required to be germane to your practice.
Participants from states outside of Idaho are welcome and encouraged to attend! Please check with your state certification and licensure boards for specific considerations regarding claiming continuing education for participation in ECHO Idaho programs.
Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC/ACADC/CPS)
The Idaho Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification (IBADCC) recognizes the University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program as an approved provider of continuing education.