WHAT IS AN ECHO CLINIC?
Tele-ECHO™ clinics are video-conferences with a focused topic presentation followed by case presentations, review, and group discussion. During the clinic, participants share patient cases and learn from feedback provided by mentors and peers.
WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
You will have access to specialists here in Hawai‘i who can assist you with complex diabetes care needs. You will be able to provide better care and service to your patients and clients. You will enhance your own skills and knowledge. Participation in clinics is no-cost and there are no membership fees. You may receive no-cost CE credits for the time you participate in each ECHO clinic.
DO I NEED SPECIAL EQUIPMENT?
You do not need special equipment. You can participate from anywhere via Zoom, an internet-based conferencing tool. You can join by using any device with a camera and/or microphone. Zoom connects a wide variety of devices from a telephone, 4G smart phone, tablet, laptop, PC, to a dedicated video-conference room. A stable, fast internet connection is recommended.
I’M A SPECIALIST WHO WOULD LIKE TO MENTOR, WHAT SHOULD I DO?
Hawai`i Learning Groups is looking for teachers and facilitators with a passion for improving care for the under-served through intentional education. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest. If you also Register, we will have your contact information.
HOW DO I PRESENT A CASE DURING AN ECHO CLINIC?
Case-based learning is one of the core principles of the Echo model. The education environment is richer and more meaningful when focused on patient problems from one’s experience. Download a Diabetes Case Presentation form HERE. You are encouraged to fill these out as best you can and to submit before a learning session.
We understand the challenge for busy clinicians to do additional paperwork and we want to reduce the barriers for anyone to present a case. If you have a patient you want to discuss, your participation will be welcome with an incomplete, or even absent, Case Presentation form. Aim for an oral presentation WITHOUT ANY PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION that is organized and with sufficient detail to generate relevant feedback.
Bring the experts your problem cases!