Eye Emergency Awareness and Triage Tutorial for Practice Support Staff

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Date(s) - 28/09/2021
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Eye Emergency Resource Pack


****Event now fully booked – Further Date Scheduled – Wednesday 17th November – See in Events Section****

Optometry practice is increasingly becoming the first port of call for patients suffering from acute and often serious conditions to their eyes. Across the UK schemes such as MECS and PEARS have come into place and in Scotland the GOS contract has really put the emphasis on optometry practice being the the primary setting for acute eye conditions.

It is vital that the front of house staff team have a good level of awareness of the signs and symptoms patients can present with that could indicate a serious condition – the ‘red flags.’

It is also crucial that the front of practice team can gather concise triage information from the patient, so that the optometrist can make a well informed decision about how urgently the patient needs to be seen.

This training will take the form of an online tutorial in a small group, to allow for plenty of discussion and interaction. There will be a presentation covering the main types of urgent eye condition, followed by some interactive case scenarios.

Each delegate signing up to this tutorial will receive an Eye Emergency Resource Pack, which will help in everyday practice and for any registered dispensing opticians or optometrists, 2 interactive CET points.

I have carried out this training live and online and it has gained really positive feedback.

The training will be delivered via Cisco Webex online meeting system. Once registered you will receive an email inviting you to this meeting a couple of days prior to the teaching. Simply follow the link 5 minutes before teaching starts to join.

Each course will be limited to 12 delegates so that those attending get the most out of it.

Many thanks.




Bookings are closed for this event.