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Resources by Topic: Specialty care

Project ECHO at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Offers a telementoring model using video-conferencing technology to connect community based primary care teams in New Hampshire and Vermont with expert providers. Project ECHO courses include weekly sessions on COVID-19.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
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Penn State Project ECHO
Offers virtual training led by teams of experts and specialists who mentor multiple community providers to improve their practice and allow them to operate independently as skills and confidence grow. Covers a variety of topics including a section on COVID-19.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute
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Alaska ECHO Projects - Alaska COVID-19
Offers videoconferencing with a team of interdisciplinary experts to provide educators, service providers, case managers, administrators, and families access to expert advice throughout the state and the country in response to COVID-19.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Alaska - Anchorage, Center for Human Development
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New Jersey COVID-19 Project Echo
A series of Project ECHO conference sessions between collaborating New Jersey experts and providers offering current information during the COVID-19 pandemic to address urgent patient questions and care.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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ECHO Diabetes in the Time of COVID-19
A series of 16 free Continuing Medical Education (CME) accredited webinars offering specialty support for primary care providers when addressing the needs of patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Stanford University School of Medicine
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Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19
Free online course designed to help licensed non-ICU hospital providers in supporting critical care respiratory therapists, physicians, and nurses in treating patients receiving mechanical ventilation. Topics include principles of mechanical ventilation, ventilator setting and adjustments, troubleshooting tips, and ventilating patients with conditions such as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome and Obstructive Lung Disease.
Author(s): Susan Wilcox, Thomas Piraino
Date: 05/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Harvard University edX
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Health Care Professional Workforce Composition Before and After Rural Hospital Closure
Policy brief examining the change in numbers of local healthcare providers before and after rural hospital closures from 2010-2018, to examine associations with eliminating inpatient services in rural areas. Features statistics with breakdowns by advanced practice providers, primary care providers, and specialists.
Author(s): Erin Mobley, Fred Ullrich, Redwan Bin Abdul Baten, Mina Shrestha, Keith Mueller
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis
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Improving Access to Evidence-Based Medical Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder: Strategies to Address Key Barriers Within the Treatment System
Presents a study on the barriers to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD). Identifies nine common barriers to evidence-based care for people with OUD, including stigma, workforce training, and financial barriers, among others. Includes rural references throughout.
Author(s): Bertha K. Madras, N. Jia Ahmad, Jenny Wen, et al.
Citation: NAM Perspectives
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academy of Medicine
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Nevada - Project ECHO: Antibiotic Stewardship
Supports an interaction platform with an infectious disease physician and clinical pharmacologists specializing in infectious diseases to help clinicians manage infectious disease patients and to provide evidence-based antibiotic stewardship by optimizing antibiotic usage in order to reduce resistance. Offers an opportunity for clinicians to present a COVID-19 patient case for review.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine
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Concussion in Rural America: Experts Detail Injury and Recovery of Traumatic Brain Injury
Reports on concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), in rural areas. Discusses the impact of these injuries, the role of support networks, TBI training for rural clinicians, rural TBI data, and management of mTBI in rural areas.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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