Putting it Into Practice: New Knowledge Leads to Improved Patient Care

May 5, 2022

ABO Diplomates are passionate about learning and many of them share that passion with their staff, students, and externs, as evidenced by recently submitted quality improvement activities (QIAs).

Dr. Jenelle Mallios is Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Associate Professor at Chicago College of Optometry. After completing the Pediatric/Binocular Vision CAP assessment, she was inspired to revise her Pediatric Optometry course to include new information and resources. She also incorporated information from the myopia management reference into the College’s newly founded myopia control clinic.

Following a lecture on conjunctivitis at the Kentucky Optometric Association meeting, Dr. Amy Henson created a checklist to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of red eye. She feels the checklist is an excellent tool for working through the differential diagnosis of red eye and quickly determining the correct treatment. Dr. Hanson practices in London, Kentucky, and 3rd and 4th year students from the University of Pikeville College of Optometry rotate through her clinic. She has shared this checklist with the students and reports it’s a good way for them to gather their thoughts and think through the process of diagnosis and treatment of red eye.

Dr. Glen LaMonica practices in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After completing the PPM module “A Physician’s Practical Guide to Culturally Competent Care” Dr. LaMonica required his entire staff to participate in the module and to complete the “Fundamentals of Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services,” activity. He reports that his staff enjoyed participating and found the activity helpful in improving their patient care. In addition, Dr. LaMonica and his staff each received 3 hours of continuing education for completing the module.

If your MOC activities have inspired you to share what you’ve learned with others, we’d love to hear about it!

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