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Toxicology ECHO: Combining Distance Learning with Telehealth

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Projecto ECHOOOO!

Upstate New York Poison Center’s New Toxicology ECHO Project

The mission of Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is to develop the capacity to safely and effectively treat chronic, common and complex diseases in rural and undeserved areas and to monitor outcomes of this treatment.

In partnering with Project ECHO our goal for the Upstate New York Poison Center’s Toxicology teleECHO is to assist clinicians who lack access to medical and clinical toxicologists by addressing new and emerging trends in drug use and substance abuse; complications of pharmaceutical and over-the counter drugs; as well as environmental threats to our communities. Instructional presentations and case discussions will stimulate meaningful conversation and create an environment where we all learn.

Our Toxicology teleECHO clinics happen the first Tuesday of every month from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Upcoming discussions include:

October: Pediatric toxicology: When one dose can kill

November: Carbon monoxide poisoning and hyberbaric oxygen therapy

December: Cases that make you go hmmmmm...

January: Trends we learned in 2019

February: My patient overdoses and has an advance directive... now what?

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