- PB-AI and Optometry: How Autonomous Technology is Changing the Way Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Edema are Diagnosed
- PB-Are You Okay? Recognizing Warning Signs of Patient Mental Illness in Optometric Practice
- PB-Basics of Infection Control
- PB-Boxing Out Unconscious Bias: Don't Let Your Unconscious Biases Put People in a Box!
- PB-Can Implicit Bias Affect the Optometric Exam?
- PB-Cultural Competency and Social Determinates of Health for Optometry
- PB-Focus On Vision & Health Promotion For I.D. Athletes
- PB-Improving Patient Communication: What Does Culture Have to Do with It?
- PB-Infection Control: Implementation in a Clinical Practice
- PB-Marijuana and Driving: Your Retina and Brain
- PB-Optometry's Role in Reducing Healthcare Disparities
- PB-Population Health The Changing Healthcare System and Why Optometry Needs To Know
- PB-The Opioid Epidemic and Drug Diversion
- PB-The Perils of Physician Bias: What It Means and What We Need to Do About It
PB-Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Patient Education in an Optometric Practice - An Interprofessional Approach
Optometrists play an important role in patient health promotion and disease prevention. There are many important factors to consider when counseling our patients, including determinants of health, prevention, screening, education, and behavioral theory. This course will explore these areas from an interprofessional perspective including physician assistant, pharmacy, and optometry. Through motivational interviewing techniques which will be discussed, practitioners can impact patient behavior change. In addition, through interprofessional education and collaborative practice, the goal is to improve patient health outcomes.
Patrick Yoshinaga, O.D.
Erin Salcido, MPAS
Elvin Hernandez, DrPH
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Learn about the priority federal issues that hundreds of optometrists and optometry students will take to Capitol Hill as part of optometry’s single-largest annual advocacy gathering, April 14-16, and how you can join.
Although about 13% of the U.S. population is Black, they are woefully underrepresented in optometry. They represent about 2% of practicing doctors of optometry and a little over 3% of full-time students in optometry schools and colleges, according to studies. Black doctors of optometry seek to grow those numbers.