ECHO Ontario Addiction Medicine and Psychosocial Interventions
When: Mondays Weekly
Start: September 16 2019
Time: 2 Hours, 2:30-4:30 PM EST
Who: Healthcare Providers
CAMH and St. Michael’s Hospital are excited to bring to you ECHO Ontario Addiction Medicine and Psychosocial Interventions (AMPI). ECHO Ontario AMPI aims to help healthcare providers build capacity in the treatment and management of addictions. The project works to empower healthcare providers to use evidence-based best practices to reduce the need for specialist visits, improving the quality of care for patients seeking treatment for addictions and related disorders in Ontario’s primary care settings.
Whether you are a primary care provider, allied healthcare provider, front line worker, or case manager, don’t hesitate to join ECHO Ontario AMPI!
- It’s free. ECHO is fully funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
- It’s virtual. All you need is a computer and a web cam, or a smartphone.
- It’s fun. Connect with a growing community of primary and community care providers (including physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers, and more) across the province and build a Community of Practice.
- Earn CME and CACCF credits. ECHO has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Ontario Chapter for up to 2.0 Mainpro+ credits per session and ECHO has been certified by the The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation for up to 2.0 credits per session (http://caccf.ca/camh).
- It works for you – and our system. ECHO represents a significant opportunity to improve individual knowledge and skills and also reduce disparities in the quality of care for rural and underserved areas.
Please see the sample curriculum below:
|Introductory Principles for Engagement|
|1||16-Sep-19||Evidence Based Approaches to Patient Care|
|5||21-Oct-19||Trauma Informed Care|
|Addictions Medicine 101|
|6||28-Oct-19||Alcohol Use Disorder|
|7||4-Nov-19||Medical Complication of Alcohol|
|8||11-Nov-19||Opioid Use Disorder and Buprenorphine|
|9||18-Nov-19||Intravenous Drug Use and Complications|
|Substance Specific Sessions|
|12||9-Dec-19||Flex based on participant feedback|
|13||16-Dec-19||Flex based on participant feedback|
|14||6-Jan-20||Concurrent disorders (four quadrant) (depression/anxiety)|
|15||13-Jan-20||Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)|
|16||20-Jan-20||Severe and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI)|
|Behavioural Approaches to Addiction|
|17||27-Jan-20||Introduction to CRA/SMART|
|18||3-Feb-20||Introduction to CRAFT|
|19||10-Feb-20||Introduction to Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)- Approach to personality|
|17-Feb-20||Family Day Holiday|
|20||24-Feb-20||DBT Specific Skill Groups|
|21||2-Mar-20||Advanced Behavioural Approaches (Functional analysis and chain analysis)|
|22||9-Mar-20||Chemical Dependency and Pain|
|23||23-Mar-20||Flex based on participant feedback|
|24||30-Mar-20||Flex based on participant feedback|
Note: ECHO Ontario Addiction Medicine and Psychosocial Interventions developed this curriculum based on the analysis of multiple needs assessments, conducted with provincial primary care providers. Flex sessions have been included in the curriculum to address additional learning needs identified throughout the ECHO cycle. For further information on the development of this curriculum, please contact: ECHO_OntarioAMPI@camh.ca
Each session consists of:
- Introductions and announcements
- 20-30 minute presentation on a given topic (e.g., Introduction to Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT)).
- 90 minutes of case-based learning, where healthcare providers (Spokes) present de-identified cases to the Community of Practice and receive recommendations from both the specialist Hub team and other community partner Spokes. All teach, all learn.
Spoke Sites / Community Partners
- Attend weekly 2 hour sessions (one representative from your organization should attend at least 70% of the 24 sessions held)
- Present 1-2 cases to the group during the cycle.
- Participate in evaluation activities (e.g., surveys, focus groups).
Please email Yasmeenah, our Research Analyst, at ECHO_OntarioAMPI@camh.ca !
Frequently Asked Questions