ECHO-Chicago: Child & Youth Epilepsy
It is estimated that more than 450,000 children living in the U.S. have epilepsy and seizure disorder. Epilepsy exists across all racial and ethnic groups, but the chances of developing epilepsy across one’s lifetime is higher for Hispanic and African American populations. Poverty further increases risk; children in families with lower socioeconomic status have shown higher rates of developing epilepsy and seizures. Access to pediatric neurology subspecialist care is limited, especially for medically underserved populations -- which may contribute to disparities in outcomes across racial and ethnic groups.
The ECHO-Chicago curriculum is designed to ensure all children and youth with epilepsy have access to the medical, social and other supports and services they require to achieve optimal health outcomes and improved quality of care in their medical home.
The target audience for this activity includes phyisicians specializing in pediatrics and family medicine and nurses in school settings.
At the conclusion of this activity, participatants will be able to:
- Define PCPs role in managing the care needs of children living with epilepsy/seizures;
- Recognize when referral to a neurologist is needed;
- Apply best practice guidelines for assessing and managing risk factors for onset of seizures while understanding how to handle seizure emergencies.
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.