FAQs: ECHO eLearning Modules

Where can I find the eLearning modules?

You may find the eLearning modules here, under “Resources” in the menu bar or below.

The eLearning modules are reserved for Paediatric Project ECHO participants. There is no cost to join the program.

  • You must be logged in to access the eLearning modules.
  • If you are not registered for the Paediatric Project ECHO program, register here.
  • If you are registered for the Paedaitric Project ECHO program and are having trouble logging in, contact project.echo@sickkids.ca

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How were the eLearning modules developed?

We have done user-testing with selected participants and several other interprofessional healthcare providers to ensure that the modules are practical, intuitive and timely. Topics were selected based on a comprehensive needs assessment and feedback from our participants and were developed by experts in the respective areas.

Complex Care Module Authors

  • Dr. Catherine Diskin, MD, MRPCI, MSc
  • Michelle Ho, RN(EC), NP-Paediatrics, MN, MA, CPNP-PC
  • Dr. Julia Orkin, MD, FRCPC, MSc
  • Dr. Eyal Cohen, MD, FRCPC, MSc
  • Laura Vresk, RD
  • Jordan Beaulieu, RD 

Obesity Management Module Authors

  • Dr. Jill Hamilton, MD, FRCPC
  • Rebecca Noseworthy, RD, MPH
  • Dr. Laurie Clark, Ph.D., C.Psych.
  • Dr. Stasia Hadjiyannakis, MD, FRCPC
  • Dr. Alene Toulany, MD, MSc, FRCPC
  • Alisa Bar-Dayan, RD
  • Alissa Steinberg, RD, CDE, MHSc
  • Allie Lougheed, PTS, YTT, RYT

Pain Management Module Authors

  • Dr. Marissa Lagman-Bartolome, MD, FRCPC
  • Dr. Rebecca Barmherzig, MD, FRCPC
  • Dr. Daune MacGregor, MD, FRCPC
  • Dr. Naiyi Sun, MD
  • Jennifer Tyrrell, RN, MN
  • Giulia Mesaroli, PT
  • Peggy Marcon, MD, FRCPC
  • Sara Ahola Kohut, PhD, CPsych
  • Anna Taddio, B.Sc.Phm., M.Sc., PhD

In collaboration with:

  • Dr. Fiona Campbell, BSc, MD, FRCA
  • Anna Huguet, PhD
  • Michael Sangster, PT, MBA

Palliative Care Module Authors

  • Dr. Megan Doherty, MD, FRCPC
  • Dr. Adam Rapoport, MD, FRCPC, MHSc
  • Dr. Kevin Weingarten, MD, FRCPC, MHSc
  • Dr. Christina Vadeboncoeur, MD, FRCPC

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How were these modules evaluated?

A convenience sample of HCPs was recruited from the database of Paediatric Project ECHO registrants. Individuals were eligible for the study if they: (i) were a practicing HCP in Ontario, (ii) had previously attended an ECHO session or event, and (iii) were willing to provide feedback on the hybrid Core Competency experience.
  • Total of 82 HCP learners were enrolled to the speciality streams of palliative care (n=22), complex care (n=22), obesity management (n=20), and pain management (n=18).
  • Representation from 23 unique regions across Ontario.
  • Majority of learners were primary care providers (65%).
This study was approved by the Research Ethics Board of The Hospital for Sick Children (#1000057321).

Research study conducted by:

  • Dr. Chitra Lalloo, BHSc, PhD (Research Lead, Paediatric Project ECHO)
  • Vina Mohabir, BSc(H) (Research Coordinator, Paediatric Project ECHO)
  • Dr. Jennifer Stinson, RN-EC, PhD, CPNP, FAAN (Founding Lead, Paediatric Project ECHO)

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How can I apply these modules to my practice?

Interprofessional HCPs who took part in the eLearning research study planned to apply the modules in a variety of ways, as summarized below.

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