A partnership promoting eye health and vision care

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Professional training

Online learning provides a flexible training option which enables health professionals to develop new skills when and where required at a pace that suits them. Online learning is also a cost effective option for those who do not have the time to attend events and courses away from home.

The Vision Initiative works with a range of partner organisations to develop education modules, presentations and other resources to help health professionals keep their knowledge of eye health and vision care up to date.

Pharmacists

‘Working “eye-to-eye” with optometry for better patient care’: is a free online webinar developed in partnership with the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA)

GPs

‘Common eye conditions’: this online training module is available from the ThinkGP website. It is free and is accredited: RACGP 4 CPD, ACRRM 2 CME PD.

Nurses

‘An introduction to eyes’: this online training module aimed at practice nurses is available from the Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) website. Subscription is free for APNA members ($38.50 for non-APNA members), and the module is accredited with 1 CPD hour.

‘Vision care’: this online training module aimed at nurses and midwives is available from the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) website.The course is available to ANMF, QNMU and NSWNMA members for $7.70 and non members for $30. The tutorial is endorsed with 2 hours of CPD.