Review of Risk Factors in the Identification of Primary Open Angle Glaucoma
This activity will examine risk factors for glaucoma that will assist health care professionals (HCPs) in the early identification of this condition in general primary eye care practice. Individual risk factors will be discussed, and pertinent literature will be reviewed to provide insight into how certain factors in combination, such as Krukenberg spindles, homogeneous trabecular meshwork pigmentation and iris transillumination defects can indicate an increased risk and alert HCPs to the presence of this disorder. A new tool will be introduced to help recommend when specific glaucoma testing is indicated.
Category
  • Disease Management
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • COPE - Optometrists
Treatment Options for Ocular Anterior Surface Disease
Ocular Anterior Surface Disease or dry eye syndrome affects nearly 16 million Americans and can be a common and chronic problem for adults, especially for those of advanced age, causing symptoms that interfere with eye comfort, function and quality of life. Competent evaluation to determine the etiology of dry eye syndrome is necessary for successful symptom management as therapeutic regimens must be specific to the underlying causes to be effective. This activity will examine the multiple parts of eye anatomy, the dysfunction of which may contribute to dry eye syndrome, including the tear film, ocular anterior surface and Meibomian gland, and identify complications that can result when dry eye is left untreated. Importantly, a thorough review of optimal treatment regimens will be provided, as well as updates on newer and emerging targeted treatments, with a focus on providing relief and preventing further damage to the eye.
Category
  • Disease Management
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • COPE - Optometrists
Providing Quality Care for Adults With Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
This activity will provide learners with an overview of clinical considerations in adults with IDD and improve communication skills and practices that can better guide treatment choices to address the specific needs of these individuals. Learners will take a closer look at existing bias, stigma and discrimination toward these individuals and learn strategies to address these issues in practice. Lastly, the value of improved interprofessional team collaboration between health care professionals (HCPs), caregivers and direct support professionals will be discussed.
Category
  • Intellectual and developmental disabilities
Format
  • Webcasts
Credits
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • CDR - Dietitians
  • COPE - Optometrists
  • ASWB - Social Workers
Across the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Spectrum: A Call to Action
This activity will provide health care providers with increased awareness surrounding these issues so that communication with LGBTQ+ people is respectful and sensitive. It will review how patient-provider interactions can be more supportive of the individual’s needs, how to take a full history and perform an inclusive and affirming physical exam, and how health information can be thoughtfully documented to provide accurate information regarding health issues, screening recommendations and risk prevention.
Category
  • Health Equity
Format
  • Online Education
Credits
  • AAFP - Family Physicians
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • COPE - Optometrists
  • ASWB - Social Workers
Caring for the LGBTQ+ Community: An Introduction
This activity will raise awareness of the identities and experiences of the LGBTQ+ community, as well as ways to address the unique health-related disparities affecting the community. It will discuss appropriate use of pronouns and terminology and review current statistics regarding social and health care disparities experienced by this community. Lastly, it will explore how to create environments in which LGBTQ+ individuals can feel validated, safe, and welcome. 
Category
  • Health Equity
Format
  • Online Education
Credits
  • AAFP - Family Physicians
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • COPE - Optometrists
  • ASWB - Social Workers
Advancing Health Equity Education Series
This activity will provide an overview of the fundamentals of health equity and present ways in which HCPs can apply the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary to most effectively tailor health care delivery to all.
Category
  • Health Equity
Format
  • Online Education
Credits
  • ACPE - Pharmacists
  • ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
  • AMA - Physicians
  • ANCC - Nurses
  • APA - Psychologists
  • Attendance - General Attendance
  • CCMC - General - Case Managers
  • COPE - Optometrists
  • ASWB - Social Workers