Telephone Triage - 1 hour
Emergency or Urgency?
How Do You Respond?
Mary E. Schmidt, ABOC, CPO
We all want to help a patient in distress but it’s knowing how and when to respond that will make the difference. Do you know the difference between an ocular emergency and an optical urgency? Which one requires immediate action and which can wait? Learn the simple questions to help determine how you respond and which action id best for the patient.
After completion of the course, attendees will understand:
How to evaluate common ocular emergencies versus optical urgencies
When a patient should be added to the schedule as an emergency and when the patient can wait
Rational thinking, appropriate responses, and quality patient care
Utilizing a checklist to minimize risk
Staff wishing to motivate staff and maximize their potential.
Length of workshop: 1 hour – on line
Audience: Paraoptometrics, Opticians, Managers
Approved CE: ABO, AOA