This course will discuss the most common seen in A&E and how to manage them with shared case decision making. It aims to give an insight into the A&E pathway will be given to aid eye care practitioners in making management decisions.
It is suitable for community and hospital based optometrists working in urgent care / A& E or other allied health professionals.
Upon completion of the course, Learners would expect to have a better understanding of patient care, management and treatment pathways in patients with ocular emergencies from anterior eye conditions to posterior eye conditions.
CET points (TBC) and a certificate of attendance will be awarded.
09:00-10:00 Prioritising ophthalmic referrals to A&E
10:00-11:00 Clinical procedures in A&E
11:00-1:15 COFEE BREAK
11:15-12:15 External disease and corneal emergencies
12:15-13:00 Adnexal disease emergencies
13:00-13:45 LUNCH BREAK
13:45-14:45 Retinal disease emergencies
14.45-15.45 Neuro-ophthalmology emergencies
15:45-17:30 Case studies peer review (delegates must have a case to discuss)
Please note: This is a provisional timetable; lectures and timings are subject to change.
Course Organiser: Sophie Thomas, Specialist Optometrist