194.  MC3’s Clinical Pearls: Education for Managing Pediatric Mental Issues

MC3’s Clinical Pearls: Education for Managing Pediatric Mental Issues

Are you a pediatric care provider feeling overwhelmed by complex mental health cases? Discover a solution that’s transforming pediatric care in Michigan and beyond! In the latest episode of Pediatric Meltdown, Alyssa Wealty and Dr. Nasuh Malas teach us about the MC3 program (Michigan Child Collaborative Care) and how it’s making waves by providing tools like the Clinical Pearls educational series, that’s proving to be a lifeline for primary care providers who are grappling with mental health issues in young patients.

From leveraging expert consultations to utilizing targeted educational resources, and handling cases of anxiety, aggression, or substance use, this episode is a gold mine for those on the front lines of pediatric health care. At the center of MC3’s offerings is the power of connection and education.

Like addressing urgent mental health needs in pediatric settings or providing accessible educational tools like the Clinical Pearls video series. No matter where you are in your healthcare journey, the MC3 resources offer concise, expert-driven advice that can dramatically improve your care strategies. Interested in enhancing your clinical skills with quick, impactful lessons? Get your pen and paper ready.  This episode is packed with information.

PRO Tip: These resources aren’t limited to healthcare professionals; parents and educators can gain insights too! 

        

[03:47 -09:04]  Integrating Mental Health Education in Primary Care

  • Designed to deliver concise insights on common pediatric mental health conditions for primary care providers.
  • The program’s educational component underscores the importance of mental health knowledge in primary care.
  • Enhances primary care providers’ ability to diagnose and manage pediatric mental health.
  • Program grows to support schools and perinatal care providers for integrated mental health.

 

[09:05- 21:28]  Clinical Pearls Series – A Resource for Pediatric Mental Health Education

  • “Clinical Pearls” features key learning videos on fundamental mental health topics.
  • The series includes a resource list and self-assessment for provider education.
  • It enriches learning with extra materials alongside the main videos.
  • The series is accessible globally, benefiting clinicians in Michigan and worldwide.

 

[19:18 -29:30]  Advancing Primary Care through Educational Support and Teleconsultation

  • Primary care providers get guidance on conducting thorough evaluations with fellow mental health professionals.
  • Feedback from participants in the MC3 program informs the creation of  practice-enhancing content.
  • Merging mental health and primary care responds  to the need for increased support in managing pediatric cases.
  • The MC3 teleconsultation service  outreach includes critical care points,like emergency rooms and schools.



[29:31 – 33:11]  Closing segment Takeaway

 

Links to resources mentioned on the show



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Key quotes for Twitter:

“We have a lot of educational offerings as well as resources, so we are always looking for efficient ways to share that information. Obviously, email is a cheap way to do that.”…Alyssa Wealty on the digital marketing that MC3 is utilizing 

“A lot of our primary care providers are really leaning in despite some discomfort or limited training into caring for youth with mental health needs.”… Dr. Nasuh Malas on the adaptability in primary care

     

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