Clinical Education

OneCare Vermont clinical education sessions have provided relevant information from subject matter experts and leaders in the field to support clinical best practices and health care reform efforts. Recordings of selected sessions can be found below.

Selected Clinical Education Sessions

OneCare Vermont Asthma/COPD Learning Collaborative: Medication Management

Leaning objectives include: describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment guidelines or standards of care and patient specific pharmacotherapy for a disease state; identify innovative areas of research and advancement in the field of pharmacotherapy or new factors which impact the profession and the practice of pharmacy; specify new techniques or methods to optimize patient care outcomes and ensure patient safety; and recall new health policies, regulations or issues that affect the profession and practice of pharmacy

Presenter: Amy Yanicak, PharmD, MPH, CDE, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Albany College of Pharmacy

OneCare Vermont Asthma/COPD Learning Collaborative: Allergies & Allergic Asthma

Learning Objectives of this session are to: define the pathophysiology of allergic asthma; recognize the role of allergy testing in identifying environmental risk factors for allergic asthma; and identify allergy control measures to improve allergic asthma control, including allergen immunotherapy.

Presenter: Cristina Carter, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT Larner College of Medicine, Timber Lane Allergy & Asthma Associates, PC 

Strategies to Improve Office Systems and Identify Evidence Based Interventions to Improve Care Specific to Asthma

During this session, we will review the process to identify key factors that drive current key performance measures. We will learn strategies and interventions for PDSA cycles to improve performance.

Presenter: Dr. Keith Robinson, Pediatric Pulmonologist and Vice Chair of Quality Improvement and Population Health UVM Children’s Hospital

Asthma and COPD Action Plans

During this session, we will learn about Asthma and COPD Action Plans. This includes how to analyze the components of the plan, recognize the effect on outcomes and learn the limitation and barriers.

Presenter: Dr. Ram Baalachandran, UVMMC Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Disease

Environmental Triggers and Second Hand Smoke

During this session, we will learn about environmental triggers. We will showcase tools to assess for in patients with chronic respiratory disease. We will share resources on how to recognize what a healthy home is and identify assessment tools and community resources.

Presenters: Laura Capps, Emerging Technologies and Services Manager, Efficiency Vermont and Sarah Cosgrove, RCP, MTTS, AE-C, Community Health

Tobacco Screening and Cessation

During this session, we will learn about the importance of screening for tobacco use and how to support patients to stop.

Presenter: Sarah Cosgrove, RCP, MTTS, AE-C

Noontime Knowledge: COVID-19 Education with Dr. Mark Levine – Update & Impact on those with Respiratory Conditions

During this Noontime Knowledge session, you will hear from Mark Levine, MD, Commissioner of Health for the State of Vermont. During this session Dr. Levine provides up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic; including impacts specifically to those with respiratory illness, and data on variations of demographic and social determinants of health. Also, read our recap of this special presentation

Noontime Knowledge: Telehealth with Helen Labun

During this Noontime Knowledge session, you will hear from Helen Labun, Director of Vermont Public Policy at Bi-State Primary Care Association. She discusses the quick rise of telehealth amid the pandemic and important things to consider around implementation and the ‘digital divide’.

Noontime Knowledge: Safe Return to Work Post COVID-19

During this Noontime Knowledge session, you will hear from Karen Huyck, MD, PhD, MPH, FACOEM, Medical Director, Vermont Retaining Employment and Talent after Injury/Illness Network (RETAIN). She will discuss important considerations for keeping employees safe returning to work.

Noontime Knowledge: Telecare Connection

During this Noontime Knowledge session, you will hear from Cathie Buscaglia, Director of Innovation at the Howard Center and Jamie McKenzie, RN at the University of Vermont Home Health and Hospice discuss work on an Innovation Fund project. The two organizations partnered to use technology to offer 24- hour remote monitoring with in-person professional support to individuals transitioning from hospital to home. TeleCare Connection (TCC) is an integration of Howard Center’s overnight Tele-support Solution and UVMHN HHH’s Tele-monitoring Program.

Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds: Medicare Annual Wellness Visits

In this Interdisciplinary Grand Rounds session, you will learn from subject matter experts about the key elements of a Medicare Annual Wellness visit (AWV) and how to implement AWVs in primary care practice. The session also reviews the potential health benefits of this preventative health screening exam and examines the potential to positively impact value based care initiatives.

Noontime Knowledge: Opioid Prescribing and Tapering Strategies

In this Noontime Knowledge session, you will learn from local health care leader, Dr. Charles MacLean. In this session he reviews the history and scope of the opioid epidemic in Vermont. Dr. MacLean also explains best practices and rules around prescribing. The session concludes with a discussion on tapering practice and how to assess and determine when tapering is appropriate for a patient.