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Primary Eye Care eLearning

Primary Eye Health Care Checks eLearning module www.rahc.com.au/elearning. Images of a lady pointing to an eye test chart.

Brien Holden Vision Institute has released the new Primary Eye Care Checks eLearning module. This freely accessible, CPD-accredited training module on the Remote Area Health Corps eLearning website has been designed for primary health care workers, especially those in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary care, to perform the routine eye and vision assessments.

Developed by Brien Holden Vision Institute and the Remote Area Health Corps, with funding support from the Fred Hollows Foundation, the Primary Eye Care Checks eLearning module provides learners with detailed steps for routine eye and vision assessments performed in the course of primary health care checks for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people. These include: Adult Health Check, Child Health Check and Chronic Disease Management Plan. Referral pathways resulting from these primary eye and vision care assessments are also included.

The content from this module was modified from a training package recently developed for Primary Health Care Services and was delivered and evaluated during 2013. This training package has received recognition in the National Rural Health Journal as a practical and useful resource.

Topics covered include: case history, distance visual acuity, pinhole visual acuity where indicated, near visual acuity, external eye check, and diabetic retinal exam.

For more information about the eLearning module visit the eLearning pageon the Remote Area Health Corps website. For more information on Brien Holden Vision Institute and the resources it offers please visit: www.brienholdenvision.org

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