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Education and Training

Amputation Care ECHO

What is ECHO?

Amputation Care ECHO is a hub and spoke educational, tele-mentoring model that links expert specialist teams at a 'hub' with clinicians at other locations - the 'spokes' of the model. Together, they participate in monthly ECHO sessions to learn new material and discuss case studies. Each Amputation Care ECHO event contains a didactic presentation with time allotted for engaged discussion. Participants serve as mentors and colleagues, sharing their medical knowledge and expertise with clinicians new to amputation or those who do not routinely work with amputation.

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Grand Rounds

Hosted by the Amputation System of Care and the Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence (EACE), the purpose of the Amputation Care Grand Rounds series is to provide evidence-based educational opportunities that are designed to improve quality and consistency of care to enhance the outcomes of Veterans and Service Members with amputation and/or extremity trauma. Grand Rounds is held the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1:00-2:00pm ET.

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Presentations

File Description
2017 VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guideline: Rehabilitation of Individuals with Lower Limb Amputation This presentation discusses the clinical practice guidelines for the rehabilitation of individuals with lower limb amputation.
Critically Appraised Topics: A Tool for Evidence-Based Practice This presentation, from the Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence, describes what critically appraised topics are and why they're helpful
DoD Amputation Care Network - ECHO At the conclusion of this series, the participants will be able to: apply information on clinical guidelines, best practices, new clinical developments; use and maintain clinical competencies previously acquire; and engage with clinicians involved in amputation care to foster a knowledge sharing network both during and outside the Amputation Care ECHO sessions.

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