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The learning approach of Project ECHO is based upon didactic lecture and case-based learning using a hub and spoke model that is the foundation for the ECHO model.  Project ECHO is a healthcare education and mentoring platform to help develop knowledge and self-efficacy.  Each ECHO session is accompanied by best practice tools and resources that enable participants to immediately apply learning from that particular session.  This enables participants who attend the entire series (all presentations) to achieve a certificate of completion issued by the University of Louisville Center for Education and Training in Infection Prevention (CETIP). Continuing education credits (e.g., CME, CPE, and CNE) are provided for each session.

Sessions are delivered via ZOOM using the ECHO knowledge sharing model.   Participants will access each session via a link that will connect them directly to the session.  Each session will begin with a brief didactic presentation that addresses the learning objectives for that session.  Case studies will be used to bring a robust discussion capability that will provide real-world examples and discussions for the participants.  ECHO enables both verbal exchange as well as chat functions that facilitate this type of discussion and interaction to create a community of practice through a learning loop of hub and spoke engagement.  This approach will provide them with background information relevant to the topic then take them through practical application. 

The Hub Team is composed of experts at academic medical centers, the University of Louisville. Spokes are composed of clinics, individual healthcare workers, rural providers, public health departments, etc. At the end of each session there is ample time to address participant questions and comments.  The Hub Team is also responsible for working together to maintain connection and cohesion across the sessions to ensure that learning objectives for each session as well as the entire series continues to be evaluated for achievement.

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AMA Designation Statement 

Sessions offering AMA credits will provide a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits per each live session. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the session and completion of evaluation. 

ACPE Designation Statement 

Sessions offering ACPE credits will provide credit based on verification of live attendance and completion of the program evaluation, will be provided to NABP within 60 days after the activity completion. 

ANCC Designation Statement 

Sessions offering ANCC credits will provide a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours per each live session. Nursing contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of program components based upon documented attendance and completion of evaluation. 

To learn more about Project ECHO, visit https://echo.unm.edu/