Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences

Thiruvananthapuram, India


Focus areas: Palliative Care   Tuberculosis  

Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences (TIPS), a WHO collaborating center for training and policy on access to pain relief, works towards training medical professionals, nurses and volunteers in the field of palliative care as its core agenda.

Over the recent years, with the ongoing efforts in advocacy and training, access to palliative care services for people in Southeast Asia has increased to a large extent. However, huge gaps in services continue to exist. The main challenge faced is to connect, assess, monitor, support and educate palliative care teams dispersed across the country. Identifying the need to overcome this challenge, TIPS has collaborated with Project ECHO to connect with teams looking after patients with palliative care needs searching for clinical guidance and bridge the gaps in palliative care services.

Using the ECHO model, this project aims to facilitate clinical case based discussions, evolve best practices, provide updates and improve networking amongst the palliative care practitioners and teams, that are otherwise distanced from each other and from academic environments through the teleECHO clinics.

This teleECHO clinic is led by experts in the field of palliative care from TIPS and is joined by participants from across the country with an aim to promote team work, improved communications and practicing systematic approach to clinical questions all within a framework centered on quality and standards. The usually has 3-4 case-based discussions and a short didactic presentation. It aims to respond to clinical questions of the participants and is a very interactive session.

 

90 spokes across India attending 6 clinics


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Active Clinics @ TIPS


TIPS-ECHO Season 6: Foundation Course in Palliative Medicine

Palliative Care


Schedule
Weekly, Each Tuesday, Thursday, Until 2019-04-04
Led by
Dr. MR Rajgopal
Hub Experts
Dr. MR Rajgopal
Coordinators
Vishnu
IT




Completed Clinics @ TIPS


TIPS ECHO

Palliative Care Tuberculosis


Schedule
Ad Hoc
Led by
Dr. MR Rajgopal
Hub Experts
Dr. N. Vallath
Coordinators
Manoj GS
IT
Dr. V. Kumarasamy
Program Coordinator
Vishnu
IT
Sumitha T S
None

TIPS ECHO - Foundation Course in Palliative Care

Palliative Care


Schedule
Weekly, Each Friday
Led by
Dr. MR Rajgopal
Hub Experts
Dr. MR Rajgopal

TIPS ECHO Palliative Care- Treat that Pain

Palliative Care


Schedule
Every 2 Weeks, Each Wednesday
Led by
Dr. MR Rajgopal
Hub Experts
Dr. Sheeba Shaju

TIPS ECHO Palliative Care- "Multimodal Approach to Pain Management"

Palliative Care


Schedule
Weekly, Each Tuesday, Thursday
Led by
Dr. MR Rajgopal
Hub Experts
Dr. Sheeba Shaju

TIPS ECHO Foundation Course in Palliative Medicine For CHAI

Palliative Care


Schedule
Weekly, Each Friday
Led by
Dr. MR Rajgopal
Hub Experts
Dr Sunil Kumar
Coordinators
Dr. Sheeba Shaju
None