Ophthalmic Symposium: Prepare for 2014
December 7, 2013 - Save the Date!
The Westin, Michigan Avenue
909 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Save the Date for the 2013 Meeting!
2012 Meeting Information
Not to be confused with the Annual Meeting that will be held in November, this program for basic, intermediate and advanced level ophthalmic medical personnel will focus on emerging techniques, technologies and care concepts to enhance the care of ophthalmic patients in daily practice settings. Recognized ophthalmic professionals will present the latest information on specific ophthalmic medical, surgical and clinically significant practices.
Eileen T. Beltramba, RN, CRNO
Patricia A. Lamb, RN, CRNO
Ophthalmic registered nurses, ophthalmic assistants, technicians, technologists and all staff interested in the clinical care of the ophthalmic patient
Nursing: 7.75 Nurse contact hours
JCAHPO: 7.5 Group A credits
ASORN Member $90
7:00am-7:45am - Breakfast
7:45am-8:00am - Welcome
8:00am-8:30am - Where Are We Now? – Femtosecond Cataract Surgery – Stephen S. Lane, MD
Objective: Discuss the advances identified as Femtosecond Cataract Surgery use has increased in cataract eye surgery in the ASC.
New research has found that use of the Femtosecond Laser for cataract maybe safer and more efficient. The decrease use of the level/time of ultrasound during the procedure with the laser was found through research to show decreased healing time. And at the same decreased the loss of endothelial cells noting that some even report had no loss of endothelial cells.
8:30am-9:30am - Instrument Care and Sterilization – Michelle McKinley, LVN, CRCST - HANDOUT
Objective: Identify the rational for following manufacture’s recommendation when cleaning, sterilization and instrument care.
Instrument care and sterilization is a critical step in infection control and preventing the spread of diseases and blood borne pathogens. This in the long will be a decrease in infections and spread of diseases when procedures are followed, implemented and understood.
9:30am-10:30am - Management of Vitreous Loss and Retained Lens Fragments - Ravi D. Patel, MD
Objectives: Define the risks of retinal surgery following complications of cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery is the most common ocular surgery performed in America. But it rarely has complications because of advances in technology and femtosecond laser. But when complications do occur retinal surgery is often necessary to treat these complications
10:30am-10:45am - Break
10:45am-11:15am - The Beast in the OR - Susan Clouser, RN, MSN, CRNO - HANDOUT
Objectives: Describe the similarities between human and gorilla cataract surgery. List three possible obstacles in operating in a "foreign" setting.
Though not usually part of our job descriptions nurses and techs may be called upon to operate on animals. Learn about the similarities between human and veterinary ophthalmology and get some tips about operating in challenging situations.
11:15am-12:15pm - Transitioning Into Management – Patricia Lamb, RN, CRNO and Elethia Dean, BSN, MBA, PhD
Objectives: Identify the requirements needed to transition into a management in today's work environment
Assuming the role of a manager in the work place today requires that the new manager must have many skills and broad base of knowledge. This course will discuss what is needed and how one can help to prepare themselves for this challenging career move.
12:15pm-1:15pm - Lunch
1:15pm-2:15pm - Integrated Health Systems - what does it mean for our patients and our practices? – Ruth D. Williams, MD
Objectives: Attendees will be able to describe the integrated health system model of care. Attendees will be able to discuss two ways in which patients and physician practices will be affected by an integrated healthcare system
This presentation will describe the integrated health system model of care and the implications of that system to both patients and physician practices
2:15pm-3:15pm - Corneal and Cataract Surgeries – Terry Kim, MD
Objective: Identify the innovations and technological advances that have improved the outcomes and their impact outcomes.
Cataract and corneal surgeries have become less invasive with the innovations that have evolved in the technology as well as improved medical treatments. These advances will be discussed in detail along with present and future treatments and interventions.
3:15pm-3:30pm - Break
3:30pm-4:30pm - Risk Management – Patricia Lamb, RN, CRNO and Elethia Dean, BSN, MBA, PhD
Objective: Identify the impact of risk management in your practice and the potential advantages of having and implementing a functional risk management program.
Risk management is a critical component of our daily practice in the ophthalmic office and ASC. This course will discuss the risk in our daily practices; define what it is, how to indentify it, and develop tools, policies, procedures, and training to reduce and manage risk in our daily practice.
4:30pm-5:00pm - Challenging Cases in Cataract Surgery – Donald N. Serafano, MD
Objective: Discuss at least one of the challenges in modern cataract surgery.
Cataract surgery is a standard procedure in the ASCs throughout the USA. During this commonly performed procedure even a highly skilled surgeon encounters challenges. This course will identify and discuss these challenges
5:00pm-5:15pm - Evaluation
Ophthalmologist, Optometrist and Administrator Program
ASORN is not involved with the planning of these programs at the Chicago symposium. For more information please visit the Review of Ophthalmology website.
A full refund will be given if requested by November 5, 2012
50% refund given if requested before November 16, 2012
No refund will be given for requests received after November 16, 2012