Masters in Ophthalmology 2018

Learning Objectives and Accreditation

Target Audience
This program has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians and nurses who have a specialized interest in the field of ophthalmology.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Outline the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s standard of care for vision loss.
  • Identify significant risks and primary factors associated with medical errors.
  • Define domestic violence/intimate partner violence, particularly in the state of Florida.
  • Evaluate current therapies for ocular surface disorders.
  • Distinguish between eyes with active HSV infections and inflammation.
  • Assess the role and value of optical coherence tomography angiography.
  • Recognize posterior segment complications that may arise after cataract extraction.
  • Discuss the use of computer-based systems for diagnosis support of ophthalmic disease.
  • Recognize the promises, challenges, and solutions of health information technology, including use of electronic health records, for the future of ophthalmology.
  • Outline a practical course of action for perioperative care of uveitis patients undergoing cataract removal surgery.
  • Review evidence-based systemic treatments for uveitis patients.
  • Identify therapeutic strategies for glaucoma that progresses despite very low Intraocular pressure.
  • Assess techniques of surgical procedures for managing various ocular conditions.
  • Identify recent advances in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases.
  • Identify major advances in key areas of cutting-edge research and technology in ophthalmology.

ACCREDITATION
CME/CE provided by AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare

Physicians
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Florida Society of Ophthalmology. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistants
NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME.

The maximum allocation for participants attending the Domestic Violence course is 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.
The maximum allocation for participants attending the Prevention of Medical Errors course is 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Nursing
AKH, Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity is awarded 14.75 contact hours.

FL Nursing
AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare is an approved provider for nursing continuing education by the Florida Board of Nursing #50-2560. AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare designates this educational activity for 14.5 contact hours.

The maximum allocation for participants attending the Domestic Violence course is 1 contact hour.
The maximum allocation for participants attending the Prevention of Medical Errors course is 2 contact hours.

Activity is jointly-provided by AKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare and Florida Society of Ophthalmology.

Disclaimer
This course is designed solely to provide the healthcare professional with information to assist in his/ her practice and professional development and is not to be considered a diagnostic tool to replace professional advice or treatment. The course serves as a general guide to the healthcare professional, and therefore, cannot be considered as giving legal, nursing, medical, or other professional advice in specific cases. AKH Inc. specifically disclaims responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting directly or indirectly from information in the course, for undetected error, or through reader's misunderstanding of the content.

Criteria for Success
Statements of credit will be awarded based on the participant's attendance and submission of the activity evaluation form. A statement of credit will be available upon completion of an online evaluation/claimed credit form at www.ophmasters.com/cme. If you have questions about this CME/CE activity, please contact AKH Inc. at tbrignoni@akhcme.com.

Commercial Support
Full notification of commercial support will be provided in the final course syllabus.