Prevent Blindness America’s Diabetic Eye Disease Educator Course is now available for continuing education credit through the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO).
The self-guided online course is designed to teach outreach personnel and allied health professionals about the signs, symptoms and complications of the secondary diseases of diabetes - diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma. The purpose of the program is to promote delivery of patient education messages about diabetic eye disease through health outreach programs of community health centers, health departments, pharmacies and medical practices to patients with diabetes and populations at highest risk for developing diabetes. The course is designed to provide "Diabetic Eye Disease Educators" with the knowledge and materials to conduct group and one-on-one patient/client education at their facilities.
Visit the JCAHPO continuing education website, ACTIONED at http://www.jcahpo.org/eblast/action/pba/pba_course.html to access the course.