Your next free member CET event in the South West region will take place in Bristol on Tuesday 4 December from 6pm.
The evening will consist of an interactive lecture followed by a peer discussion.
Lecture: 1 interactive CET point
Peer discussion: 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.
'Day to day decision making with diabetic retinopathy'
This interactive talk will cover an outline of the national diabetic eye screening programme in England, including the latest service standards, how images are graded, referral criteria and options for treatment of diabetic retinopathy.
The features of diabetic retinopathy will be described along with responsibilities of the optometrist during a routine sight test.
Then, cases will be presented and explored interactively with multiple choice options for voting by attendees using individual voting pad technology.
Competencies covered: Standards of practice and Ocular disease
Target group: Optometrist
- To keep your knowledge of diabetic retinopathy screening up to date
- To be able to identify when you need to refer a patient with diabetic retinopathy, in the interests of the patient's health and safety, and make appropriate referrals
- To be able to understand the risk factors for development of diabetic retinopathy
- To recognise, evaluate and manage diabetic eye disease and refer accordingly
This is an opportunity to have some tea / coffee and speak further with fellow attendees and exhibitors.
The peer discussion will cover cases on low vision, a patient with severe learning disability and a patient with tired, achey eyes.
Identify patient concerns and anxieties regarding their visual function and explain clearly the implications of common eye diseases that can lead to visual impairment
Identify patients who would benefit from low vision aids and provide advice on the different types available
Provide advice on lighting and contrast to enhance visual performance
Make appropriate referrals for visually impaired patients and understand how they can access services.
Know how to communicate with non-verbal patients in a clear and comfortable way, being aware of the importance of body language
Know how to communicate effectively with a carer who accompanies a non-verbal adult with learning disabilities
Understand signals which could indicate a patient’s lack of capacity to consent
Understand your legal obligations in relation to safeguarding vulnerable adults
Elicit details of significant symptoms and understand the relevance of symptoms
Ask appropriate and relevant questions to follow up on reported symptoms
Evaluate risk factors, identify findings and decide on a referral pathway
Understand treatment options for a patient with this condition
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
Half price car parking is available for all delegates at the Cabot Circus multi-storey car park, adjacent to the venue . The entrance is located 50 meters past the Staples unit. On arrival, take a ticket and before you leave the Future Inn, please present the ticket to one of the reception staff who will validate it to ensure you receive the discount. The balance should be paid at the car park pay station.
Bristol Temple Meads is the closest station and is approximately 1 mile from the Future Inn Bristol. Buses run every 6 minutes and the bus stop is Cabot Circus. A taxi from the station to the venue will cost approximately £5/6.