Palliative Care ECHO - Series 2

Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes

Enrol for the Palliative Care ECHO

ECHO aims to create a community of practice for shared learning and professional support.

Online meetings provide an opportunity for participants to learn best-practice care from our panel of experts and contribute to case discussions.

We welcome all healthcare professionals from metropolitan, rural and regional SA to join the program.

This is Series Two of the Palliative Care ECHO Program. To access the resources from Series 1 please click here.

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Submit your cases

We welcome all cases, whether they involve common clinical scenarios related to diagnosis and care, or those that involve complex or challenging presentations and patient management scenarios.

Individuals and teams are invited to submit cases for discussion to promote learning and reflection, and improve patient care and outcomes.

Please note that ECHO meetings are not secondary consultations and do not replace specialist referral, where needed.

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Meet the Palliative Care ECHO expert panel

GP Facilitator:

  • Dr Stephanie Daly - Sensus Cognition

Nurse:

  • Linda Mervart - Central Adelaide Palliative Care Services
  • Mandy Kocher - CALHN VAD Liaison

Senior Pharmacist:

  • Michaela Del Campo - SA Pharmacy, CALHN

Palliative Care Consultant:

  • Dr Chloe Furst - co-HOU, Department of Geriatrics and Rehabilitation Medicine, RAH
Guests:
  • A/Prof Timothy To - HOU, Southern Adelaide Palliative Service
  • Dr Charlotte Griffiths - Southern Adelaide Palliative Service
  • Dr Linda Foreman - HOU, Central Adelaide Palliative Care Service
  • Dr Lawrie Palmer - Northern Adelaide Palliative Care Service

Palliative Care ECHO resources:

HealthPathways SA: Online access to evidence-based clinical pathways and local referral information. Access to HealthPathways SA is free once you have registered to set up a login.

Other resources:

After Death Audit

  • The After Death Audit is intended for PHNs who are engaging ​or intend to engage in quality improvement activities with GPs.
  • As part of this process, GPs are requested to complete a 21-item form, capturing information on patient demographics, cause of death/primary condition, patient preferences, care plans, and experience of care, for example. The completed form will need to be shared with the corresponding PHN.
  • Information from these forms will be used to understand the type of care provided in the community to individuals eligible for palliative and end of life care, as well as improvements that are needed to better support care at home and in the community.
  • GPs may seek the support of other service providers (e.g., nurses, specialist palliative care providers) to complete this form if helpful.
  • Where support is required, GPs will need to let the PHN know as they will be happy to assist with this process.

CPD eligibility 

GP participants will receive 1 CPD hour under the Reviewing Performance category with RACGP/ACRRM for each meeting attended.

GPs presenting a case for discussion, will receive 1 CPD hour under the Measuring Outcomes category (to be self-claimed).

The Statement of Attendance and CPD hours will be provided at the end of the ECHO series.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the Palliative Care ECHO series, participants will be able to:

  1. Assess individuals in palliative care and optimise their health outcomes.
  2. Implement a comprehensive and evidence- based approach to support individuals in palliative care.
  3. Explore the resources that are available to assist in the management of individuals in palliative situations.

Learn more about how ECHO sessions work here.

Find other ECHO networks here.

For questions and enquiries, please contact the ECHO Coordinator at ECHO@sapmea.asn.au.

This program is funded by APHN and CSAPHN