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COVID-19 Program

Led by a rotating panel of experts, ECHO Idaho helps participants learn best practices for responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Idaho. Connect with colleagues from around the state to ask questions and learn best practices from experts in the field. ECHO Idaho’s COVID-19 series will create a dialogue among clinicians about treating this infectious disease and help identify helpful resources statewide.

When

We offer two COVID-19 sessions each week. You are welcome to attend as many as your schedule allows for.

We anticipate covering similar topics between sessions each week. However, ECHO Idaho reserves the right to change focus by the session, as dictated by the information needs of Idaho’s medical workforce in the face of coronavirus.

Tuesday: Noon to 1 p.m. (MST)
11 a.m. to Noon (PST)

Friday: 1-2 p.m. (MST)
Noon to 1 p.m. (PST)

Target Audience

The purpose of this series is to equip Idaho’s healthcare workforce - including providers, clinicians, policymakers and administrators - with strategies to address challenges presented as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Depending on capacity limits of the conference call, we may refer attendees not in a medical profession to the sessions recording, available here. 

Cost

Participation in ECHO Idaho is free for clinicians and organizations.

Registration

Benefits

  • Professional Development: Participants gain new skills and competencies for managing patients.
  • Creating Community: Clinician teams can increase professional satisfaction and decrease isolation, thus creating a sense of community.
  • Increased Patient Satisfaction: Patients can continue to work with their trusted clinician instead of traveling long distances to be seen by a specialist.
  • Improved Quality of Care: Healthcare professionals who participate in ECHO increase their knowledge and self-efficacy.
  • No-Cost CME: ECHO Idaho offers free continuing medical education credits to participants. CME credit is available for participating in live sessions only, not for watching recorded sessions.

Physicians

The University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program designates each live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants

For the purpose of re-licensure, the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). To be considered continuing education, the session(s) are required to be germane to your practice. Final acceptance of the credit for recertification resides with your state board. 

Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses

For the purpose of re-licensure, the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and American Nurses Credentialing Center accept AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education). To be considered continuing education, the session(s) are required to be germane to your practice. Final acceptance of the credit for recertification resides with your state board.

Social Workers, Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists

The Idaho Bureau of Occupational Licenses recognizes the University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program as an approved provider of continuing education. To be considered continuing education, the session(s) are required to be germane to your practice.

Participants from states outside of Idaho are welcome and encouraged to attend! Please check with your state certification and licensure boards for specific considerations regarding claiming continuing education for participation in ECHO Idaho programs.

Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC/ACADC/CPS)

The Idaho Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselor Certification (IBADCC) recognizes the University of Idaho, WWAMI Medical Education Program as an approved provider of continuing education.


ECHO Idaho is led by the University of Idaho and the WWAMI Medical Education Program.

Contact Project ECHO

Phone: 208-364-4698

Fax: 208-364-3178

Email: echoidaho@uidaho.edu