- PB-AI and Optometry: How Autonomous Technology is Changing the Way Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Edema are Diagnosed
- PB-Basics of Infection Control
- PB-Can Implicit Bias Affect the Optometric Exam?
- 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-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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The AOA has created a trove of practice management tools and services that can power practices forward in a profession and health care landscape that increasingly demands doctors practice at their highest levels and creates greater opportunities to develop and empower paraoptometric staff. These days, change is out of necessity.