3H: Engaging Community-Based Palliative Care Teams in Rural Minnesota

Kathie Nichols, BSN, RN, CRRN ; Lyn Ceronsky, DNP

Stratis Health and the M Health Fairview Palliative Care Team are using the ECHO model to train, support, and facilitate networking among IDT teams providing PC services in rural MN. This program assists teams through education, mentoring, and case studies to enhance their PC services.
By the end of the session, learners will be able to:
  • Discuss how the ECHO model and accessible technology can be used to promote the sharing of expertise and support Palliative Care teams in rural communities
  • Summarize how new, and established, Palliative Care interdisciplinary teams can enhance management of challenging patient symptoms and answer program development questions through networking with providers in similar settings