Your next free member CET event in the North West region will take place in Manchester on Thursday 25 May from 6pm.
The evening will consist of a lecture followed by a peer review.
Lecture: 1 interactive CET point expected.
Peer review: 3 interactive CET.
Expected timings for the evening
This is an opportunity to have something to eat whilst networking with fellow attendees and exhibitors. We encourage you to arrive by 6pm to allow yourself plenty of time to park, register and have a bite to eat.
A College representative will give you an update on the College's current activites. Following this there will be a short presentation by a LOCSU / MECS representative.
"Tales of the unexpected..."
This lecture will include real cases of patients who attended a large ophthalmic emergency department. It will discuss the importance of history taking when examining these patients and the fact that the diagnosis is not always what you would expect. Detailed descriptions of the presenting signs and symptoms will be discussed as well as the differential diagnoses and referral criteria for such cases. Further investigations that are required when examining cases will be presented in particular the systemic investigations that are frequently necessary due to the strong association inflammatory conditions have with particular systemic conditions. The lecture will also cover the therapeutic management and treatment regimes. The presentation will cover differential diagnoses and the formulations of management plans based on clinical and further investigative results and the need for follow-up of these patients. The communication that is required when prescribing for patients will be discussed as well as the interaction that is necessary with Consultant ophthalmologists when dealing with these conditions.
Number of CET points:1 interactive point
Target Group: Optometrist and Therapeutic Optometrist
Optometrist: Communication and Ocular disease
Therapeutic Optometrist: Knowledge, Options, Share decision making, Safe and Information
- To enable the practitioner to understand the importance of obtaining a full ocular and systemic health history when examining a patient who presents with an infective or inflammatory eye condition.
- To improve the practitioner’s skill in asking questions to elicit the relevant details when a patient presents with an infective or inflammatory eye condition.
- To improve the practitioner’s ability to interpret and investigate presenting symptoms of patients who present with either a red eye or floaters.
- To enable the practitioner to recognise the signs, symptoms and severity of potential infectious or inflammatory eye disease. To improve the recognition of features which are diagnostic for these conditions and know the specific tests to be carried out to help aid their diagnosis.
- To improve the practitioner’s ability in taking the relevant history and presenting symptoms including specific questions to be asked in relation to the presenting symptom of a red eye or floaters.
- To improve the practitioner’s understanding of the relevant tests to perform when examining patients who present with a red eye or symptoms of floaters.
- To enhance the practitioner’s ability to select the most appropriate drug and dosage to manage patients who present with a red eye or signs of uveitis.
- To enhance the practitioner’s knowledge of information that is required to give to patients in relation to their medication, e.g. reasons for use, methods of instillation, frequency of use, potential side effects.
- To enable the practitioner to understand the importance and under what circumstances it is necessary to involve an ophthalmologist.
- To improve the practitioner’s understanding of the use of formularies that are available to non-medical prescribing optometrists within an NHS hospital trust.
This is an opportunity to have some tea / coffee and speak further with fellow attendees and exhibitors.
- red eye
- sudden loss of vision
- flashes and floaters
- To improve the ability to convey an expert knowledge of physiological and pathological eye conditions giving factually relevant information in an informative, clear and understandable way whilst remaining empathetic and patient centred.
- To be able to demonstrate an understanding of where the limits of knowledge and ability are for each individual practitioner within the realms of their day to day practice and within the context of a minor eye conditions service (MECS).
- To update and improve working knowledge of the College of Optometrists’ Guidance for professional practice and local protocols, demonstrating an ability to select the necessary investigations to be completed appropriate to a patient's signs and symptoms.
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Manchester Royal Infirmary