Pediatric Health ECHO

The Pediatric Health ECHO offers a variety of series to support community-based clinicians and help them provide high quality, safe and effective care and treatment for children with specialized health care conditions.

This series offers a variety of topics, including ECHO Feeding, ECHO Pediatric Pain, ECHO Rumination and more. 

ECHO Rumination Series - Registration Closed

Pediatric Health - ECHO Rumination Series

Free virtual learning network for pediatric physicians and behavioral health providers to provide training on rumination syndrome, diagnosis and treatment. ECHO Rumination is designed to improve diagnosis and treatment of pediatric rumination syndrome.

Series Participants: 

  • Can earn free CME/CE through the interactive, case-based learning series
  • Learn with interdisciplinary providers who treat rumination disorders from the Nationwide Children's Hospital Rumination program.

What To Expect

  • Participate in a 60-minute session using a virtual platform
  • Submit a case to present to the group and engage in interactive discussions, share knowledge, experience and resources
  • Collaborate with the expert team in providing recommendations

Registration

Registration for Pediatric Health - Rumination ECHO, starting June 7, is closed.

Sessions are Tuesday's at 4 p.m. EST. Dates are: June 7, June 14, June 21 and June 28.

Who Can Participate

  • Pediatricians
  • Primary Care Providers (MD, DO)
  • Psychologists (PhD)
  • Advanced Practice Providers
  • Registered Dieticians
  • Speech Language Pathologists

**Those located in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia are highly recommended to register for this ECHO series.

Participation Requirements:

  • A front facing camera/smart phone
  • Commitment to the series and 1-hour learning sessions
  • Complete online pre- and post- surveys

ECHO Team

Clinical Lead: Ashley Kroon Van Diest, PhD

HUB Members: 

Sample Topics 

Session

Topic

1

Introduction to Rumination Syndrome

2

Diagnosis of Rumination Syndrome

3

Medical Treatment of Rumination

4

Behavioral Treatment of Rumination

After ECHO Obesity - Registration Closed

Pediatric Health - After ECHO Obesity Discussion

Join us for a special After ECHO Obesity discussion on Thursday, December 9 at noon.

Session will take place on Zoom.

Registration is closed.

ECHO Obesity Series - Registration Closed

Pediatric Health - ECHO Obesity Series

Professional Development through ECHO Obesity, a free virtual learning network for community providers to provide education relevant to practical obesity management. This series uses case-based discussion, didactics, and network conversation to build clinicians’ comfort and knowledge to build clinicians’ knowledge base about multidisciplinary approaches to carrying for obese and overweight children. ECHO Obesity is designed to address childhood obesity that can be implemented, replicated, and scaled across the state of Ohio.

Series Participants Will:

  • Learn effective strategies to manage obesity
  • Understand effective practice tools
  • Discuss introduction of evidence-based practices to patients and families to prevent childhood obesity

What To Expect

  • Participate in a 60-minute session using a virtual platform (11 sessions – see schedule)
  • Submit a case to present to the group and engage in interactive discussions, share knowledge, experience and resources
  • Collaborate with the expert team in providing recommendations

Registration

Registration is closed.

Scheduled dates are: Jan 20 and 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24; and March 3 and 10, 2022.

Who Can Participate

  • Pediatric Practice Medical Providers (MD, DO, PA, NP)
  • Family Medicine Medical Providers
  • Psychologist (PhD)
  • Dietician
  • Physical Therapist
  • Social Work

Participation Requirements:

  • A front facing camera/smart phone
  • Commitment to the series and each 1-hour session
  • Complete online pre- and post- surveys

Sample Topics 

Session

Topic

1

Beginning the Conversation (Evaluating the child and motivational interviewing)

2

Addressing Healthy Weight: Screening for Comorbidities

3

Addressing Healthy Weight: Nutrition

4

Addressing Healthy Weight: Behavior

5

Addressing Healthy Weight: Physical Activity

6

Addressing Healthy Weight: Medications

7

Addressing Healthy Weight: Bariatric Surgery

8

Wrap Up: Sustaining Obesity Care/Addressing Challenges/Billing and Coding

ECHO Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Series - Registration Closed

ECHO Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Series

ECHO Severe Traumatic Brain Injury is a virtual learning network for medical providers and other allied disciplines on ways to provide education relevant to identification and management of pediatric patients with severe traumatic brain injury.

Using case-based discussion, didactics, and network conversation, our aim is to build clinicians’ knowledge of best practices in identifying, managing, and treating pediatric patients with traumatic brain injuries. ECHO Traumatic Brain Injury aims to build clinicians’ knowledge base about multidisciplinary approaches to increase confidence in assessing, caring for and managing patients with traumatic brain injury across the state of Ohio.

Series Participants

  • Can earn CME/CEU through this interactive, case-based learning series
  • Learn with interdisciplinary providers (Medical Provider, Emergency, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Medical Services, Occupational Therapy, Family and Patient Perspectives)   

What To Expect

  • Participate in 60-minute sessions using a virtual platform
  • Submit a case to present to the group and engage in interactive discussions 
  • Collaborate with the expert team in providing recommendations for the cases presented

Registration

Registration for series starting Oct. 7, 2021 is now closed.

Series will take place on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. EST. Scheduled dates are: October 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Who Can Participate

  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Nurses
  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Allied Med (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology) 
  • Physicians – Emergency Department, Physical Medicine, ICU, Residents, Neurology, Neurosurgery

Participant Requirements

  • Internet connection and a front facing camera/smart phone
  • Commitment to the 1-hour learning sessions
  • Completion of online pre- and post- surveys

Sample Topics 

Session

Topic

1

Patient Management in the Field (expert in TBI Management) What is a Severe TBI

2

Emergency Department and Patients with TBI

3

Intensive Care and Patient Management

4

TBI in a Rehab setting

ECHO Feeding Series - Registration Open

Pediatric Health - ECHO Feeding Series

Professional Development through ECHO Feeding, a free virtual learning network for providers who provide direct care and/or therapy for children with feeding problems to learn assessment and management from a comprehensive perspective. This series uses case-based discussion, didactics, and network conversation to build clinicians’ comfort and knowledge to treat children with feeding difficulties, including those with developmental disabilities. ECHO Feeding is designed to improve assessment and treatment outcomes for children with feeding disorders.

Series Participants:

  • Can earn CME/CE through this interactive, case-based learning series 
  • Learn with interdisciplinary providers (medical provider, dietitian, speech language pathologist, occupational therapist, psychologist, social worker) who treat feeding disorders at the Comprehensive Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

What To Expect

  • Attend and participate in a 60-minute session using a virtual platform
  • Select sessions will have additional time allotted for continued discussion post session
  • Submit a case to present to the group and engage in interactive discussions, share knowledge, experiences and resources
  • Collaborate with an expert team in providing recommendations

Registration

Registration for Pediatric Health - Feeding ECHO, starting September 19, 2022, is now open.

Series will take place on Mondays at noon EST. Scheduled dates are: September 19; October 3; October 17; October 31; November 7; November 21; December 5; January 9, 2023; February 6, 2023; February 20, 2023; March 6 and March 20, 2023.

Register Now

Who Can Participate

  • Pediatricians (MD, DO or NP/PA)
  • Primary Care Providers
  • Psychologists (PhD or PsyD)
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Dietitians
  • Social workers
  • Professionals who manage patients directly including Help Me Grow providers 
  • Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)

Participation Requirements:

  • Complete orientation
  • Internet connection and a front facing camera/smart phone
  • Commitment to the series and each 1-hour session
  • Complete online pre- and post- surveys

Sample Topics 

Session

Topic

1

ECHO Orientation: Overview of Logistics and Background, Case Presentations, and Basic Overview of Feeding Disorders

2

Assessment and Referral of Feeding Disorders: Identifying the Parts of the Puzzle

3

Medical Management of Feeding Disorders 

4

Nutritional Considerations in Managing and Treating Feeding Disorders

5

Oral Motor Therapy, Part 1: Oral Sensorimotor Development

6

Oral Motor Therapy, Part 2: Swallowing Concerns and How to Manage

7

ARFID: The Fancy Name for Picky Eating (2 parts – older children/younger children)

8

ARFID: The Fancy Name for Picky Eating (2 parts – older children/younger children)

9

Feeding in the Context of Developmental Disabilities

10

The Crucial Role of Social Work in Managing Feeding Disorders

11

Putting it All Together: Developing a Comprehensive Treatment Plan

12

Coaching Parents: Parent Training

ECHO Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders Series - Registration Closed

ECHO Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders

Professional Development through ECHO Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders, a free virtual learning network for medical providers and other allied disciplines, provides education relevant to identification and management of Tourette syndrome and tic disorders in pediatric patients.  

Using case-based discussion, didactics, and network conversation, our aim is to build clinicians knowledge of best practices in identifying, managing, and treating pediatric patients with Tourette syndrome, tic disorders and other co-occurring conditions. ECHO Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to increase clinicians confidence in providing the best care pathway for patients. In-depth training regarding differential diagnoses (functional movement disorder) and medical influences on symptom presentation is also provided. Participants will also gain a better understanding of resources available to them and families through the Tourette Association and other local and national resources.

Series Participants:

  • Can earn free CME/CE through this interactive, case-based learning series  
  • Will learn with interdisciplinary providers (Medical, Neurology, Psychology, etc.) 

What to Expect

  • Participate in a 60-minute session using a virtual platform
  • Submit a case to present to the group and engage in interactive discussions, share knowledge, experience and resources
  • Collaborate with an expert team in providing recommendations

Registration

Registration for series beginning March 10, 2022 is now closed.

Series will take place on rotating Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. EST starting March 10, 2022. Series dates are: March 10, 24; April 14, 28; May 12, 26; June 9 and June 23.

Who Can Participate

  • Primary Care Providers (Family Medicine, Pediatricians, etc.)
  • Community Therapists (Psychologists, Master’s level professionals, etc.)
  • Neurologists
  • Physician Assistants 
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Social Workers

Participant Requirements:

  • Internet connection and a front facing camera/smart phone
  • Commitment to the 1-hour learning sessions
  • Complete online pre- and post- surveys

Sample Topics

Session  

Topic

Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders 

Benign and Pathological Involuntary Movement   

PANDAS, PANS, CANS 

Medical Considerations and Pharmacological Recommendations

Evidence-Based Behavioral Intervention for Tourette Syndrome and tic Disorders   

Neuropsychological Assessment and School Considerations

Coaching Parents on Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders    

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Community Resources

 

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