Vision Clinical Update 2021: Addressing Health Inequities and Implementing New Protocols
The Clinical Update on Vision will provide school nurses with essential tools and knowledge to perform high-quality vision screenings. Screening methods based on the latest evidence will be presented, and strategies for effective case management of referrals and follow-up care, with an emphasis on health equity, will be shared. Participants will receive updates on the new screening protocols and an overview of the commission work report that outlines the recommendations for future screenings.
Registration: We will be uploading the recording of the live session and turning this course into enduring material available all year round. We will post the updated course link soon!
Featured Topics Include
- Vision and the connection to Learning
- Common Vision Disorders in Children
- Overview of Vision Commission Work
- Introduction to new protocols
- Promoting Health Equity in Vision Screening.
- Role of the school nurse from screening through referral completion.
- The Team Approach to Care
Audience: School Nurses, School Health Professionals involved in Vision Screening
Bruce Moore, OD
Professor Emeritus New England College of Optometry
Shanyn A. Toulouse, MEd, BSN, RN, NCSN
Northeast Regional School Nurse Consultant Massachusetts
Paulette Tattersall, DipPharm, MSc
Director, Northeast Region, Prevent Blindness
Co-Chair Children’s Vision Massachusetts Coalition
Emily Taylor, MS
Early Learning and Safe and Supportive Schools Specialist in the Office of Student and Family Support in the Center for Educational Options at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Kay Nottingham Chaplin, EdD
Education and Outreach Coordinator
National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health at Prevent Blindness
Consultant to the Vision Screening Committee of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)
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