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Optometry: Continuing Education & Training Day

Inverness College UHI

Sunday, 8 March 2020 from 10:30 to 15:30 (GMT)

Optometry: Continuing Education & Training Day

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UHI Optometry Continuing Education and Training (CET) Day

Theme: “First Port of Call in community optometric practice”

 

Six interactive CET points for Optometrists covering all 8 competencies

Three interactive CET points for IP Optometrists covering 5 competencies

(Includes peer discussion for Optometrists – counts as peer review)


Itinerary

 10:30 – 11:00am                Registration and welcome – tea and coffee

11:00 – 12:00pm                 What must you not miss? Acute presentations in community practice (lecture)

                                            Professor Sue Lightman

12:00 – 12:30pm                 Update and Q&A on the UHI Optometry Undergraduate Programme

                                            Professor Christopher O’Neil and the UHI Optometry Programme Team

12:30pm – 1:15pm              Lunch

1:15pm– 2:20pm                 Acute presentations: When the road is long (peer discussion)

                                            The UHI Optometry Programme Team

2:20pm – 3:25pm                Vision down, heads up! Where your OCT can help (lecture with discussion)

                                            Professor Sue Lightman and the UHI Optometry Programme Team

Please contact Cheryl Taranto at cheryl.taranto.ic@uhi.ac.uk if you have any special dietary requirements.

There is a £1 charge for parking on the premises.

 

LECTURE

 As the role of Scottish Community Optometry continues to evolve in emergency eyecare provision, new challenges can be just a phone call away in a busy clinic.

This lecture will cover some of the common acute eye conditions which can present in practice at any time. There will be an emphasis on "red flags" for referral in potentially sight-threatening conditions, with consideration of common risk factors and clinical signs.

 

 Competencies covered:

 

 

 

Learning Objectives:

 

 Optometrist: 

1.1.2 To recognise the importance of further questioning and discussion in managing patients with established diabetic eye disease who present with visual loss

 

2.5.4 To appreciate the importance of audit in capacity planning to optimise the availability of emergency appointments

 

3.1.10 To appreciate the indications for and importance of mydriasis and cycloplegia in acute ocular presentations affecting the anterior segment

 

6.1.7 To recognise which clinical signs support immediate referral due to potential threat to sight in red eye presentations with corneal involvement 

 

8.1.7 To appreciate the importance of ocular motility and pupil reactions as key diagnostic procedures in the management of sudden onset double vision

 

 

  IP Optometrist: 

1.1.9 To appreciate the risks of over prescribing in acute red eye presentations and appreciate the problem of antibiotic resistance in this context.

 

4.1.2 To recognise the clinical signs of signs threatening pathology requiring urgent referral in acute red eye presentations

 

9.1.1 To appreciate when and how to refer patients with unveitis for systemic investigations

 

PEER DISCUSSION GROUP

 When acute presentations sound simple but turn out to be more involved: join us for this peer discussion for Optometrists, following two patients who are suffering from more than meets the eye! Follow the twists and turns as new developments in their management require further discussion and reflection. Experienced facilitators will guide each group through a full 30 minutes of discussion on each case in this novel format event.

 

Competencies covered:

 

 

 

Learning Objectives:

 

Optometrist: 

2.2.1 To recognise the benefits of utilising patient information and advice leaflets with professional approval when counselling patients recently diagnosed with chronic degenerative ocular conditions

 

5.3.3 To appreciate the key clinical factors which influence choice of contact lens type and design in the initial fitting of patients with early keratoconus

 

6.1.3 To appreciate the importance of rapid referral to secondary care in paediatric patients with clinical signs of periorbital infection

 

7.1.6 To recognise which core optometric examination procedures require adaptation in vulnerable children presenting with acute periorbital infection

 

LECTURE WITH DISCUSSION WORKSHOP

 Emergency presentations - when the vision is down, but your findings are underwhelming - OCT may hold the key! Aimed at community optometrists who are fairly new to using OCT, this lecture and discussion workshop will give you an introduction to the application of OCT in the management of a variety of common vitreo-retinalconditions.

Professor Sue Lightman will present an overview of how to understand and interpret retinal cross-section OCT images before we discuss real cases frompractice.

 

Competencies covered:

 


 

 Learning Objectives:

 

Optometrist:  

2.4.2 To appreciate the importance of sensitive patient counselling in managing vulnerable elderly patients with sudden conversation of dry to wet ARMD

 

4.1.7 To recognise the need for further investigation in spectacle re-checks which present with hyperopic shift and slightly reduced visual acuity

 

6.1.5 To recognise the benefits of optical coherence tomography as a diagnostic adjunct in patients presenting with vitreo-macular interface pathology

  

 IP Optometrist:  

2.1.2 To recognise the benefits of optical coherence tomography as a diagnostic adjunct in patients presenting with vitreo-macular interface pathology

 

3.1.7 To appreciate the importance of sensitive patient counselling in managing vulnerable elderly patients with sudden conversation of dry to wet ARMD

 

8.1.2 To recognise the limitations of manufacturer-authored literature accompanying OCT hardware compared to robust critically-appraised evidence

 

  



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Centre For Health Science
Raigmore Hospital
Old Perth Road
IV2 3JH Inverness
United Kingdom

Sunday, 8 March 2020 from 10:30 to 15:30 (GMT)


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Inverness College UHI

Inverness College UHI is one of the largest partners of the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).   Through a partnership with 12 other colleges and internationally renowned research centres, we are making it easier for people to study high quality further and higher education across the region. Our vast selection of courses, from national certificates to post graduate degrees, are taught to over 6,500 full-time and part-time students.

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