SHOW-ME ECHO (Extensions for Community Healthcare Outcomes) empowers and supports health professionals to develop competency in identifying and caring for people affected by memory and thinking problems. ECHO uses videoconferencing to connect interdisciplinary teams of experts with primary care providers and other professionals. They collaborate in interactive case-based learning to develop advanced skills and best practices, which improves patient care access, quality and efficiency. These learning sessions offer free continuing education and are provided at no cost to participating sites and individuals.
How does ECHO work?
Participants will join the expert team in case-based learning via videoconferencing. Together, they will discuss how participants will be able to:
- Develop confidence in knowing how and when to screen for memory and thinking problems.
- Diagnose conditions causing cognitive impairment.
- Implement a comprehensive framework for helping people with Alzheimer disease and related dementias.
- Optimize access to and dissemination of resources available to patients and their care partners.
When does ECHO take place?
A team of experts in dementia, geriatrics, palliative care, neurology, psychiatric pharmacology, nursing, social work and public health will offer online collaborative learning sessions every first and third Friday of the month from 12 to 1 p.m.
What does ECHO offer?
- Free continuing education for professionals
- Collaboration, support and ongoing learning from specialists in caring for patients with dementia
- Patients get better care in their community
- No cost to participating sites or individuals
Where can I learn more?
To learn more about ECHO’s expert team of professional or topics for learning and discussion, view our ECHO Flyer.
Ready to join ECHO?
If you are ready to be a part of SHOW-ME ECHO, you can register for a session by visiting ShowMeECHO.org.