Your next free member CET event in the Scotland region will take place in Stirling on Wednesday 24 April from 6pm.
The evening will consist of an interactive lecture followed by a peer review. Please note: we will be running two review sessions on the evening, one for independent prescribers and one for non independent prescribers. Please ensure you book the correct session when prompted.
Lecture: 1 interactive CET point
Optometrist Peer review: 3 interactive CET points
Therapeutics Peer review: 3 interactive CET points
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 activities.
Smoothing out a bumpy ride in oculoplastics: lid lumps and bumps, when to treat and when to refer
This lecture will discuss how to investigate suspicious lumps and bumps on the eyelids in optometric practice to differentiate between those that can be managed in practice and those that need referring to the hospital eye service. It will cover relevant points in history taking, how to examine the lids, how to recognise potentially malignant lesions and when referral is required.
Target audience: Optometrist
Competencies covered: Ocular examination, Ocular disease and Standards of practice
- To understand how to systematically examine the eyelids with a slit lamp to investigate eyelid pathology
- To be able to recognise the various types of eyelid pathology and differentiate between benign and malignant lesions and so give appropriate advice to a patient
- To be able to understand when referral is required for suspicious eyelid lumps and bumps to the Hospital Eye Service
This is an opportunity to have some tea / coffee and speak further with fellow attendees and exhibitors.
Delegates are asked to bring their own anonymised case from their own practice. The case should be something that they have found challenging or interesting.
- To be able 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 update and improve working knowledge of the College of Optometrist’s Guidance for professional practice and local protocols, demonstrating an ability to investigate and manage according to a patient’s signs and symptoms
- To be aware of your obligations regarding patient safety and know how to raise concerns
Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of practice and Ocular disease
This dedicated therapeutics peer review session will help qualified independent prescribers or those already studying for an IP qualification to improve their standards of patient care by discussing cases that are based on real practice with a small group of fellow IP practitioners. Discussing various approaches among peers stimulates interest and broadens perspectives as different practitioners may approach clinical and ethical problems in different ways.
We are providing facilitators with one pre-prepared case on a relevant theme, to start the discussion and ensure that the minimum learning objectives are met. Cases brought by delegates in each group will then be discussed. The College is also providing facilitators with two back-up cases (to be used as required) to ensure that the specified learning objectives are met.
The three cases provided by the College as starter and ‘back-up’ cases for the event are on the topics of:
• A case of misdiagnosis?
• Child with a sore eye
• Cataract post-operative assessment
Target audience: Therapeutic prescriber
Competencies covered: Knowledge, Safe, Always improving, The healthcare system, Self and others
- To be able to improve the understanding of conditions encountered in practice and their appropriate assessment and management in the context of therapeutic practice
- To be able to help develop a clear understanding of the limits of one’s own knowledge and skill, and how to work safely within them
- To be able to demonstrate an ability to share and debate one’s own, and others’, prescribing practice, to learn from this and reflect on how this might influence one’s future practice
- To be able to help develop the ability to apply knowledge of independent prescribing theory and local frameworks to real clinical case situations from practice
- To improve understanding of the importance of thinking and acting as part of a multidisciplinary team for the benefit of patients
Although the event is free of charge to College members, it is vital that you register in advance.
Contact Nicola Pogson on +44(0)20 7766 4377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
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Venue and travel details
There are 100 free of charge car parking spaces available on a first-come, first-served basis. You will need to give your registration details to reception staff on arrival.
Stirling is the nearest train station. Taxis are available from the station concourse and buses depart regularly from Murray Place bus stop which is located just up the hill from the station.