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Shared focus on better patient care - Eye health for pharmacists

Speciality Classification
Pharmacists
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
1 hour
Provider
Pharmaceutical Society of Australia

Eye health for pharmacists explained

In Australia, most blindness and vision loss is preventable or treatable, if detected early. Regular eye examinations with an eye health professional are key for early detection to prevent vision loss. Pharmacists have a key role in encouraging patients with risk factors to ensure they get their eyes checked regularly. This webinar will outline clinical skills to empower pharmacists and improve the quality of their practice.

Presenters

Mr Roman Serebrianik BOptom, PGradDipAdvClinOptom, PGradCertOcTher, FACO

Roman Serebrianik is an experienced optometrist, educator and public health clinician. He is actively involved in eye care policy, service delivery, lecturing and clinical optometry teaching. Roman’s clinical interests include ocular disease management, ocular therapeutics, diagnostic imaging and public health. Roman is involved with the Australian College of Optometry’s clinical program, delivering eye care to Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, CALD, marginalised and high-risk populations.

Since graduating from the University of Melbourne, Roman has completed the Postgraduate Diploma of Advanced Clinical Optometry and Postgraduate Certificate of Ocular Therapeutics. Roman has delivered a number of presentations and workshops at conferences around Australia and has appeared as an in-studio guest on 774 ABC Melbourne and SBS talkback radio, discussing optometry matters.

Jackie Barry B Orth, MPH

Jackie is an experienced orthoptist who has spent over 20 years working in various private ophthalmic clinicals in Melbourne. She has worked with a variety of cataract, glaucoma and retinal specialists during her orthoptic career. In 2019, Jackie completed a Master of Public Health and a Certificate IV in Leadership and Management at Monash University. Since then, Jackie has been working at Vision 2020 Australia, managing the Vision Initiative program which aims to reduce rates of preventable blindness and vision loss.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, pharmacists should be able to:

  • Describe common causes of, and appropriate management for, red eye(s)
  • Identify when a patient requires referral to eye care services
  • Identify systemic risk factors for eye disease
  • Explain the role of the optometrist
  • Discuss the role pharmacists can play in preventing avoidable blindness and vision loss
  • Indicate how pharmacists can promote eye care health with consumers.

CPD Credits

Accreditation Code:  CX21016

Group 1:  1.00

Group 2:  2.00

This activity has been accredited for 1 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 1 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan, which can be converted to 1 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities.

Type
Delivery
Title
Shared focus on better patient care - Eye health for pharmacists
Speciality Classification
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
1 hour
CPD Points
Group 1 CPD (or 1 CPD credits), Group 2 CPD (or 2 CPD credits)
Price
Free
Price Details
Free for Members
Location
Online
Price:
Free
Free for Members
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