Overview

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) Burn and Soft-Tissue Injury is a cost-free educational partnership between community providers and an interdisciplinary team of burn and soft-tissue injury professionals from the University of Utah Burn Center.

In many communities and health care facilities, only a limited number of providers are able to gain regular education and experience concerning burn and soft tissue injuries. Project ECHO Burn and Soft-Tissue Injury aims to expand the knowledge of hands-on expertise gathered at a regional Burn Center to local communities who wish to gain a deeper insight of tertiary burns and soft-tissue injuries. These sessions are open to any level provider who may benefit from such education and offer Category 1 CME for those who are eligible to claim credit.

Amalia Cochran, MD, will serve as the primary mentor for these sessions. Dr. Cochran received her medical degree from Texas A&M and did her surgical residency at the University of Utah and a burns & critical care fellowship at the University of Texas Medical Branch/ Shriners Hospital for Children. Her clinical practice focuses on acute burn care, critical care in burns, and burn reconstruction and she is currently the Vice Chair of Education and Professionalism in the Department of Surgery. In her free time, Dr. Cochran enjoys writing her blog "Life in the Wild West," traveling, running, and taking care of her three rescue animals.

Project ECHO Burn and Soft-Tissue Injury live-stream sessions and resources will be hosted on a secure HIPAA compliant website. Participants will need to request an account which takes less than 60 seconds to gain access. Please visit the Crisis Standards of Care website portal to register.

To attend or learn more, please contact: 

Justin Shofner 
Program Coordinator
justin.shofner@hsc.utah.edu
801-587-9875

Clinic Times

Third Wednesday, every other month
See clinical update schedule for more detail

Clinical Team

Amalia Cochran, MD 
Vice-Chair, Education & Professionalism, Department of Surgery
University of Utah Health 

Annette Matherly, RN
Outreach/Disaster Coordinator
University of Utah Burn Center

Justin Shofner 
Program Coordinator
justin.shofner@hsc.utah.edu
801-587-9875

Clinical Updates

Burn / Soft Tissue Injury ECHO Schedule

Date Topic Age Group Urban Myths and Legends
December 16, 2015 Frostbite
Scald Injuries
Adult / Geriatric
Pediatric
To pop or not to pop? (regarding blisters)
February 17, 2016 Treadmill Injuries
Necrotizing Fasciitis
Pediatric
Adult / Geriatric
It's only a flesh wound! (relatively small wound, big long-term problems)
April 20, 2016 Campfire Injuries
Electrical Injury
Pediatric
Adult / Geriatric
Can I use honey? and other debates of the topical nature, perhaps include some ETOH education
June 15, 2016 Firework Injuries
Smoking on home Oxygen
Adult / Pediatric
Adult / Geriatric
Hotter than a blow torch! (sparklers) / or intubate anyone with singed nasal hair? (O2)
August 17, 2016 Burning Weeds
Youth Fire Setting Injuries
Adult / Geriatric
Pediatric
Culture is a difficult beast to beat (regarding the birthday candle at age one / children's lack of fire fear)
October 19, 2016 Glass Fire Place Injuries
Chemical Injuries
Pediatric
Adult / Geriatric
Acid vs Alkali (perhaps decontamination)
December 21, 2016 Hot Candle Injuries
SJS/TEN
Pediatric
Adult / Geriatric
Ear candle: take if off your Christmas wish list
http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/candling.html
http://www.audiology.org/news/ear-candles-and-candling-ineffective-and-dangerous

Resources