Eye care in-service for Primary Health Care Workers (Dubbo)
|Date & Time:||Monday 19 June - Tuesday 20 June; 12noon to 5pm|
|Location:||Conference Room, Quest Dubbo, 22 Bultje Street, Dubbo|
|Contact:||Jane Hager P: 0403 907 837 E: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|RSVP By:||Wednesday 24 May|
This full day event covers training in the role of Primary Health Care Workers in Eye Care.
Learners may include Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners, Nurses, General Practitioners, and others involved in primary healthcare delivery such as Chronic Disease Coordinators, Diabetic Educators, Aboriginal Liaison Officers, and Integrated Care Workers etc.
- Perform the appropriate vision assessments as recommended by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and RACGP’s National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, which include:
- Basic case history
- Distance visual acuity
- Near visual acuity
- External eye check (including trichiasis check)
- Understand the key role PHC workers play in eye care for their patients, such as:
- Routine screening for early detection of problems
- Appropriately refer patients who need further eye care assessments
- Follow up patients along the eye care pathway
- Understanding of the eye care needs of people with Diabetes.
- Refer their patients appropriately from their clinics to eye care professionals.
- Manage their patients through the referral pathways.
- Apply data about eye care in their health service to identify key areas where eye care coverage and completion of eye checks and pathways may be improved at the PHC level.
Training in the role of Primary Health Care Workers in Eye Care is being facilitated by the NSW Rural Doctors Network, the Brien Holden Vision Institute, the Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service and the Western NSW Eye Health Partnership.
Christina Ly, Optometrist, Brien Holden Vision Institute and Centre for Eye Health, Colina Waddell, Project Manager Aboriginal Vision, Brien Holden Vision Institute, Karen Kennedy, Eye Health Worker, Coonamble Aboriginal Health Service.
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