Project ECHO: School Health

Project ECHO logoSchool nurses, school staff, primary care providers and community health partners are invited to join in a 10-session school health ECHO series. This inaugural school health series is aimed at sharing the latest information and evidence-based practices to improve student health outcomes across Nebraska.

The Need to Address Health in the School Setting

  • Healthy students do better in school and have increased test scores, better grades, increased school attendance and improved classroom behavior.
  • Schools are often the first to identify a chronic condition.
  • Students with chronic health conditions may have lower academic achievement than students without these conditions.
  • Chronic health conditions are linked to chronic absenteeism.
  • Students with controlled symptoms are more likely to have higher school achievement.
  • Managing chronic health conditions can be challenging for school systems, educators and clinicians.
  • Published scientific evidence shows the benefits of school-based management of chronic health conditions.

Benefits for Participants

  • Access to the latest information, practices and resources on a variety of school health topics
  • Become part of a community of practice and learning
  • Network with other school health professionals and health care providers
  • Attend sessions from any location, using videoconferencing technology (ZOOM)
  • Submit de-identified cases for review and discussion

CME Designation

Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is accredited by the Nebraska Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Children’s Hospital & Medical Center designates each live activity for a maximum of one (1.00) AMA PRA Category/CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Designation

1.00 contact hour to be awarded by Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. Children’s Hospital & Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. RNs must attend 100 percent of the program and complete course evaluation in order to get credit. No partial credit given. NE1020-4H45-990.01-999.01.

Sessions

The 10 teleECHOTM clinics are scheduled on a variety of school health topics, including “A School Health Approach to Asthma & Food Allergies,” “Management of the Student with Epilepsy” and “Addressing the Needs of Students with Mental & Behavioral Health Concerns.”

Each 1-hour virtual session includes a 20-minute presentation by regional and/or national experts who address school health concerns followed by case review and discussions. Participation in all teleECHO™ clinics is encouraged, but not required.

Sessions will launch on October 23, 2019 and run through March 18, 2020. All ECHO sessions are held on Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m. CST.

Registration & Case Submission

  • Registration is FREE for individuals and school/ community teams. Registration opens Oct. 1, 2019 and will be available at: ChildrensOmaha.org/ProjectECHO.
  • Participants are encouraged to submit de-identified cases for discussion and recommendations from HUB experts and other community site participants.
  • De-identified cases can be submitted online prior to the teleECHO™ clinic session.

Register         Submit Your Case For Presentation


Schools & Health Care Collaboration to Manage the Medically Complex Student

October 23, 2019

Presenters

Sarah Miller, APRN, CPNP-PC
OneWorld Community Health Centers
Danielle Jakopovic, BSN, RN, CPN, AE-C, Asthma Case Manager
Sara Haller, LCSW, Medical Social Worker
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Natalie McCawley, MSN, RN, CCRN, Project Austin Program Manager
Tiffany Simon, BSN, RN, CCRN, Project Austin Program Manager
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

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Length: 35 minutes

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Concussion Screening & Management in Schools

November 6, 2019

Presenters

Natalie Ronshaugen, M.D., Sports Medicine
Children’s Specialty Physicians
Rebecca Docter, ATC, Athletic Trainer, Sports Medicine
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

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Length: 31 minutes

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A School Health Approach to Asthma & Food Allergies

November 20, 2019

Presenters

Mark C. Wilson, M.D., Pulmonary Medicine
Children’s Specialty Physicians
Rachel Shirk, RT, Director, Respiratory Therapy
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

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Length: 28 minutes

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Part 1- School Health Screenings: Immunization Update & Vision Collaborative Highlights

December 4, 2019

Presenters

Andrea Green Hines, M.D., Pediatric Infectious Disease
Children’s Specialty Physicians
Christopher Youngman, M.D., Vice President & Medical Director
Children’s Physicians
Colby Fletcher, O.D., Ophthalmology, Visionmobile Optometrist
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center

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Length: 34 minutes

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Part 2- School Health Screenings: Oral Health in Schools

January 8, 2020

Presenters

Dr. Jill Wallen, BDS, MS, Pediatric Dentistry
UNMC Pediatric Dentistry at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Tami Trewet-Sloop, RDH, BS, PHRDH, Teledentistry Coordinator
University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry

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Length: 50 minutes

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Keeping Up To Date with Technology for Type 1 Diabetes Management in Schools

January 22, 2020

Presenters

Monina Cabrera, M.D., Endocrinology
Children’s Specialty Physicians

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Length: 25 minutes

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Management of the Student with Epilepsy

February 5, 2020

Presenters

Deepak Madhavan, M.D., MBA
Boys Town Neurology

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The Role of School Nurses in the Assessment, Prevention & Treatment of Children and Youth with Overweight/Obesity

February 19, 2020

Presenters

Debra Gartin, APRN
Children’s Weight & Wellness
Anna Oyer, RN
Children’s Weight & Wellness

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Addressing the Needs of Student with Mental & Behavioral Health Concerns

March 4, 2020

Presenters

Joan Daughton, M.D.
Ashley Harlow, PhD, NCSP
Children’s Behavioral Health

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Engaging Parents to Advocate for Their Child with Chronic Medical Conditions

March 18, 2020

Presenters

Cherie Lytle, CPXP, Patient Experience Manager
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Shana Romero, LCSW, Medical Social Worker, Emergency Department
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
Angela Plugge, Director of Learning
Waverly, NE School District

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Joining by phone ONLY:
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 776 095 451
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Please refer to sessions for archived lectures.

Jen Martens, MPH
Children’s Center for the Child & Community
Children’s Project ECHO Coordinator
(402)955-6881
jmartens@childrensomaha.org

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