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Due to the ongoing restrictions placed on us all by COVID-19, Project Hamrahi now has an online presence, through Project ECHO, founded by Dr Sanjeev Arora at the University of New Mexico to ensure the right knowledge exists at the right place at the right time.

APLI and Pallium India launched ECHO Hamrahi on 14th December 2021. Hosted by the ECHO TIPS (Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences) team in Trivandrum, the session was open to all the Hamrahi sites and mentors across India and Australia. There were over 40 participants, including multiple team members joining from the same computer at some sites.

Echo Hamrahi Sessions

Delirium in Palliative Care Session 8 TIPS- APLI ECHO session Faculty: Gauri Godbole, Clinical Pharmacist (Aged and Palliative Care), Management of Delirium in Palliative Care Dr Nisha Nadarajan, Palliative Care Advance Trainee, Presentation: Case presentation Attendees: 23 The session started with a report on the recent evaluation of the program and topic requests from the…

Opioids for Cancer Pain Dr Anil Tandon: Opioids for chronic cancer pain Dr Mukul Mishra: Opioids and Palliative Care in Mahavir Cancer Sansthan, Patna This 7th ECHO Hamrahi session saw us revisit issues of opioid prescribing for severe chronic cancer pain. Dr Tandon shared clinical tips from his experience as a Hamrahi mentor in several…

Methadone in pain management Didactic by Dr Sunil Kumar Mupliyath Case presentation by Dr Jessica Mather-Hillon Factors which make prescribing methadone stressful/difficult: Unfamiliarity with the drug Used for unstable patients with poorly controlled pain, in what may already be a stressful situation Toxicities and interactions Many potential drug interactions, which may increase or decrease bioavailability…

The topic of the 5th ECHO Hamrahi session, taking place on the 12th of April, 2002, was QI in palliative care. After an introduction from Dr Odette Spruijt, various topics were presented by Dr Vidya Viswanath, Dr Anjum Joad and Dr Sunil Kumar. Dr Odette Spruijt – Didactic Introduction to the PC-PAICE/ EQUIP program, (Palliative…

The 4th ECHO Hamrahi session took place on 8th March 2022, the theme being “Frailty and falls in the palliative care setting”.  The session was led by nursing and allied health members of the palliative care teams in Australia and India. There were 30 participants including several newcomers to Hamrahi from sites in the north…

On 8th February, APLI and TIPS-India held their third ECHO Hamrahi session. The topic was Opioid availability in India with Dr Rajagopal, Pallium India as key speaker, followed by three speakers from across India, Drs Ali Azher, Thanal, Lakshadweep, Rita Rani from Mahavir Cancer Sansthan, Patna, Bihar and Iqbal Bahar, Cachar Cancer Centre, Silchar, Assam.…

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