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YO Bootcamp: From Pupil to Practitioner

Date: 3/02/2019

Venue: Novotel Sydney Darling Square 17 Little Pier Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000

Provider: Young Optometrists

Contact: Abdul Hamidi, [E] y.optoms@gmail.com, [P] 0431384878

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of making yourself known to local GPs and pharmacists
  • Importance of shared care and collaboration for well-being of your patients
  • How to write letters to GPs and explain what investigations are required
  • To appreciate the various collaborative care relationships that may exist between optometrists and other health care providers in Australia.
  • To understand the utility and limitations of different referral pathways that may be offered to optometric patients
  • To understand the patient’s rights and practitioner’s responsibilities in the context of initiating a referral
  • To gain insight into how to effectively develop rapport with patients inside and outside the consultation room
  • To understand how to communicate to young children particularly during testing
  • To understand how to make the consultation room child friendly
  • Be able to accurately recognise and defuse an unhappy or angry patient
  • To understand the red herrings of a problem patient
  • To learn the most common types of complaints patients have with a prescription
  • To learn the conditions where therapeutic prescription is necessary and the steps involved in writing a therapeutic prescription.
  • Understand the difference between a PBS and non-PBS prescription.
  • To be able to identify when an authority prescription is required and learn how to obtain one. To identify the streamlined codes available for optometrists to use.
  • Describe minimum components of the contact lens related case history
  • Identify the clinical procedures used in practice that may best guide contact lens fitting
  • Understand the value of managing patient expectations in contact lens consultations
  • Know the most appropriate Medicare item number for various clinical scenarios
  • Understand the differences between a Private, Bulk-billed, DVA and Aviation eye examination.
  • To understand and learn from common legal pitfalls optometrists have fallen into such as poor record keeping and missed ocular health diagnoses.
  • To understand the of a patient and optometrist in the consultation room. Discussing common complications such as driving standards and children parents or guardians not present.
  • To learn how the Australian Tax system works for Optometry
  • To be able to appropriately manage bills and finances
  • To understand what qualifies as a tax-deductible item
  • To become more confident in performing a comprehensive eye examination under time constraints
  • To determine the necessary tests for each consultation

Max points awarded: 14.00

Session Information

Name
Making yourself known in the health-care community
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
1.50
Name
Referral Pathways
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
1.50
Name
Developing Rapport with Children
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
1.50
Name
Common complaints and how to manage them
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
1.50
Name
How to write a Therapeutic Prescription
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
Yes
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
1.50
Name
Contact lens fitting 101
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
1.50
Name
Understanding Medicare Item Numbers
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
1.50
Name
Legal issues for Optometrists
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
1.50
Name
Finance, Budgetting and Taxes
Activity Type
Non Clinical
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
0.50
Name
Beating the clock in the consulting room
Activity Type
Face to Face with Assessment
Therapeutic?
No
Manufacturer/Supplier?
No
Points for attending & Passing Assessment
1.50

NameActivity TypeTherapeutic?Manufacturer/
Supplier?
Points for attending &
Passing Assessment
Making yourself known in the health-care communityFace to Face with AssessmentNoNo1.50
Referral PathwaysFace to Face with AssessmentNoNo1.50
Developing Rapport with ChildrenFace to Face with AssessmentNoNo1.50
Common complaints and how to manage themFace to Face with AssessmentNoNo1.50
How to write a Therapeutic PrescriptionFace to Face with AssessmentYesNo1.50
Contact lens fitting 101Face to Face with AssessmentNoNo1.50
Understanding Medicare Item NumbersFace to Face with AssessmentNoNo1.50
Legal issues for OptometristsFace to Face with AssessmentNoNo1.50
Finance, Budgetting and TaxesNon ClinicalNoNo0.50
Beating the clock in the consulting roomFace to Face with AssessmentNoNo1.50