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YO Newgrad Bootcamp

Date: 1/02/2020

Venue: Novotel Darling Square 17 Little Pier St, Darling Harbour, NSW, 2144

Provider: Young Optometrists

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

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the importance of local GPs and pharmacists in patient care.
  • Importance of shared care and collaboration for well-being of your patients
  • How to write letters to GPs and explain what investigations are required for common ocular conditions.
  • To identify the ocular conditions which require systemic workups with a GP or hospital
  • 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 identify the appropriate tests for children compared to an adult examination.
  • To identify and prevent common causes of patients with eye complaints
  • 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 and to understand what qualifies as a tax-deductible item
  • To discuss the various tests an optometrists have at their disposal and the approximate to perform them in a clinical setting
  • 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?
No
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
Practicing Optometry within your Scope
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

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