The Florida Rural Health Association along with Project ECHO is working to support first responders such as firefighters, EMS and medical transport personnel in their roles on the frontlines of America.
What is Project ECHO?
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Using proven adult learning techniques and interactive video technology, the ECHO Model™ connects groups of community providers with specialists in regular real-time collaborative sessions. The sessions, designed around case-based learning and mentorship, help local workers gain the expertise required to provide needed services. By providing case consultations and brief presentations, experts in mental health, substance abuse, prevention, and wellness will enhance first responders’ knowledge and skills. We hope to teach, learn, and share best practices across the communities of first responders and to assist them in building self-efficacy.
 

 Join virtual learning sessions with Rural EMS/Paramedicine experts bi-weekly  Thursdays at 12 pm est.

The clinic begins with a 20-minute lecture on a specific topic relevant to paramedicine. Sessions use the Zoom application for videoconferencing.
 

The case presentation is a key component in the Project ECHO model and critically important for building and sharing knowledge. We welcome cases that involve common EMS/Paramedicine scenarios related to system or challenging scenarios. If you would like to present a case, please follow the steps below:

  1. Are you seeking recommendations and best practices for an on-going case or situation your program is experiencing? Complete a case presentation form to discuss the case and next steps with paramedicine experts and your peers.
  2. Complete the Case Presentation, as thoroughly as you can, so that our expert panelist will have as complete a picture of your case as possible.
  3. Please email completed form to [email protected]

Download the Case Presentation Here.

 

We hope to collaborate on other topics of interest. If you have suggestions for topics or cases, please share them with us directly at [email protected] so we can set up a time to discuss.

 

At future clinics, we invite you to present your system case *after* the didactic presentation. If you would like to present a case, please follow the steps below:

  1. Are you seeking recommendations and best practices for an on-going case or situation your program is experiencing? Complete a case presentation form to discuss the case and next steps with paramedicine experts and your peers.
  2. Complete the Case Presentation Form, as thoroughly as you can, so that our expert panelist will have as complete a picture of your case as possible.
  3. Please email the completed form to [email protected]

Download the Case Presentation Here.

We look forward to your involvement in our Rural EMS Project ECHO Clinic.

 

**Past ECHO Session Resources 

Florida Mobile Integrated Healthcare-CP Handbook available at http://www.floridahealth.gov/provider-and-partner-resources/advisory-councils-stakeholder-groups/ems-advisory-council/index.html
 
National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine (MIH-CP) 2nd National Survey.  Available at https://www.naemt.org/docs/default-source/community-paramedicine/naemt-mih-cp-report.pdf?sfvrsn=df32c792_4

Write Your Business Plan https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/plan-your-business/write-your-business-plan

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians, Mobile Integrated Healthcare and Community Paramedicine (MIH-CP) 2nd National Survey.  Available at https://www.naemt.org/docs/default-source/community-paramedicine/naemt-mih-cp-report.pdf?sfvrsn=df32c792_4