In mid-February, we will be launching a new Self-Assessment Module (SAM) and a new Performance in Practice Module (PPM). Our goal is to add 4-6 new modules per year, and these are our first additions for 2017. Here is a brief overview of each new module.
This Pediatric PPM is based on the soon-to-be-published American Optometric Association (AOA) Comprehensive Pediatric Eye and Vision Examination Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG), and uses records from patients aged 2-16 years old. This PPM will allow Diplomates to measure and compare their current clinical practices related to two evidence-based action statements from this CPG, representing state-of-the-art professional care, and determine if and how to make improvements in the quality of their patient care.
Titled “Office-based Anesthesia for Optometric Surgeons,” this SAM was developed by Dr. Richard Castillo, the Assistant Dean for Surgical Training/Education at the Oklahoma College of Optometry in Tahlequah, OK. This SAM is comprised of 14 video segments and 28 multiple-choice questions that provide Diplomates with the opportunity to assess their current knowledge of anesthesia for office-based procedures. Diplomates who are interested in expanding the scope of their practices will find this SAM to be particularly informative.