University of Vermont Project ECHO

About Project ECHO

The Project ECHO model™. Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an evidence-based interactive distance-learning method developed by researchers at the University of New Mexico.  The ECHO model™ links teams of interdisciplinary specialists with primary care clinicians.  During teleECHO™ sessions, experts mentor and share their expertise across a virtual network via case-based learning, enabling primary care practice teams to treat patients with complex conditions in their own communities.

University of Vermont Project ECHO Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC)

This program will highlight best practices and evidence-based care for treating patients who develop sequelae after acute infection with COVID-19 (also referred to as long-haul COVID, long COVID, or chronic COVID). The program will identify strategies, best practices, emerging topics in this field, and highlight resources for patient care. The intended audience is a cohort of individuals or primary care practice teams, including Family Medicine and Internal Medicine Adult Primary Care providers throughout Vermont.

This program is offered at no-cost to participants through a grant from the Vermont Department of Health. Participants can receive continuing medical education (CME) credits for each learning session attended.

General questions about the University of Vermont’s Project ECHO can be directed to Elizabeth.Cote@uvm.edu, clinical/topic-specific questions can be directed to Mark.Pasanen@uvm.edu

September 10, 2021 - October 22, 2021
 Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC)


This educational series starts on September 10th.  Please register by August 27th.

This program is free to participants and has limited enrollment. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first served basis. 

Registration Form

Project ECHO Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Infection (PASC) Overview

 

Session DateTeleECHO Session Topic

Session Materials 

9/10/2021

Introduction to PASC (Long COVID)

  • Definition
  • Incidence
  • Potential etiologies
Slides
9/24/2021

Chronic generalized symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Chronic Pain
  • Loss of taste/smell
  • Depression/anxiety
Slides
10/8/2021

Chronic neurologic symptoms

  • Brain fog, decreased memory
  • Headaches
  • Sleep Disruption
 
10/22/2021

Chronic cardio-pulmonary symptoms

  • Cough and/or Dyspnea
  • Chest Pain
  • Venous thromboembolism
 

 

 

 

Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC)

Projecct ECHO long-haul COVID flyer

Additional Resources

 

CDC site for healthcare providers caring for patients with Post-COVID conditions:

Key Points | Evaluating and Caring for Patients with Post-COVID Conditions | CDC

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COVID Recovery Patient Education

See handout for more information on:

  • Managing breathlessness
  • Exercising safely
  • Managing problems with attention, memory, and thinking clearly
  • Managing self-care and fatigue

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COVID-19 Recovery Support Group

The University of Vermont Health Network offers a free, confidential online support group for all patients, family members, caregivers, community members and providers who have experienced long-lasting COVID-19 symptoms.

Meetings are held online via ZOOM on the third Wednesday of each month from 5-6:30 pm and are led by UVM Medical Center physicians.

To register or for more information, please email: covid19recoverysupport@uvmhealth.org