Marshall University has partnered with Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), to assist primary care providers in their treatment of endocrinology and cardiology issues.
The goal of this program is to increase the capacity of primary care providers to safely and effectively treat chronic, common, and complex conditions associated with endocrinology and cardiology issues.
The ECHO clinic is held the first Tuesday of each month at 12 p.m., with alternating endocrinology and cardiology sessions. Participants who join teleECHO clinics receive free CME for the total time spent participating, including didactics and patient-case presentations.
For more information and to register for ECHO clinics, contact Jennifer Plymale at email@example.com.
Project ECHO is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people, right where they live.
The ECHO model aims to increase access to specialty treatment in rural and underserved areas by providing front-line clinicians with the knowledge and support they need to manage patients with complex conditions such as: hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis, chronic pain, endocrinology, behavioral health disorders, and many others.
It does this by engaging clinicians in a continuous learning system and partnering them with specialist mentors at an academic medical center or hub. As the ECHO model expands, it is helping to address some of the healthcare system’s most intractable problems, including inadequate or disparities in access to care, rising costs, systemic inefficiencies, and unequal or slow diffusion of best practices.
To learn more about Project ECHO visit echo.unm.edu/about-echo/
Only 34 seats remain for the 2018 West Virginia Rural Health Conference – one of the most anticipated gatherings in the region of health professionals, students, advocates and change-makers.
To be held Oct. 17 – 19 at Pipestem Resort State Park, the conference features national and state best practices speakers, provides continuing education to physicians, attorneys, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, dentists, community health educators and others, and is an unparalleled opportunity to network with others interested in improving rural health care in West Virginia.
Hundreds of seats have already been sold, and just a few remain.
Book yours now at wvrha.org/2018-west-virginia-rural-health-conference/
The West Virginia Rural Health Conference continues to build as one of the most significant in its 26 year history, coming at a pivotal time for the state and its people.
With the eyes of the world on how West Virginia will respond to the health challenges currently plaguing the state, this year’s conference is dedicated to unearthing and supporting transformative, game-changing ideas that push the needle on health outcomes.
Learn more, and reserve your spot, at wvrha.org/2018-west-virginia-rural-health-conference/
The Clinical Evaluation Center at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is offering classes in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for healthcare providers.
The classes are accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, and provide the perfect opportunity for paramedics, EMTs and other health workers to renew their BLS and ACLS qualifications.
Continuing Education Credits are available, and there is a maximum of six people per class.
For more information about the BLS classes, or to register: contact Amy Crickenberger at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 304.793.6895.
For more information about the ACLS classes, or to register: contact Angie Amick at email@example.com or by phone at 304.647.6408.
By Wendy Holdren/Beckley Register-Herald
In the past three years, Beckley ARH Hospital’s infectious disease consultant has seen a huge outbreak in HIV and Hepatitis C cases — in large part due to the rise in intravenous drug use.
“Southern, rural West Virginia is facing a huge problem, and it continues to get worse,” said Dr. Zonaira Gul.
She believes the problem will only continue to grow unless the community has an open, honest dialogue about getting tested, accessing treatment, and breaking the cycle of addiction.
Beckley ARH will host a forum, “Communicate: Hep C & HIV, A Community Response to a Public Health Crisis,” from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Gul will be one of the panelists, along with law enforcement officers, EMS personnel, health department officials and more…
Read the full story at www.register-herald.com