Clinical Connections: Low Vision Focus - Something You Can Do

March 3, 2020

By the year 2030, 1 of every 5 Americans will be age 65; 7.7 million will have low vision. Near-ly 85% will have at least 1 chronic medical condition. Additionally, vision impairment and age-related low vision can be difficult to track. For example, according to CDC, from 2000 to 2010, the number of cases of diabetic reti-nopathy increased 89 percent from 4.06 million to 7.69 million. By 2050, the number of Americans with diabetic retinopathy is expected to nearly double, from 7.7 million to 14.6 million. The care of persons with vision impair-ment and age-related vision loss requires an interdisciplinary approach across the continuum of care. Providers should be aware of current evidence and care techniques for vision impairment and age-related vision loss across the continuum from initial diagnosis, medical complications, many phases of rehab, and community resources. The presentation will introduce and review a variety of topics relevant to persons with vision impairment and age-related vision loss. This discussion will focus on areas important to all team members, throughout the continuum of care. The goals of this presentation are in line with the missions of the Department of Physical Medicine and Reha-bilitation and the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute to advance health, expand knowledge, and improve care through research, teaching rehabilitation services, and medical care.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Care Managers, and other health professionals

Learning Objectives

• Identify normal age-related vision changes

• Recognize patterns of vision loss or vision impairments

• Understand/explain impact of low vision impairment on occupation

• Learn screening tools to identify low vision impairment

• Identify functional impairment and criteria for making appropriate referrals to low vision rehabilitation services for at risk individuals needing comprehensive services

• Hands-on learning and technology solutions

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/22/2020
Course expires: 
12/31/2020
Event starts: 
03/03/2020 - 5:00am
Event ends: 
03/03/2020 - 7:30pm

Program Schedule:
4:45—5   Registration and Dinner


5—5:15   Introduction  Briana Kelly


5:15—7   Presentation   Holly Stants


7:00        Adjournment

Sister Mary Ferdinand Clark Auditorium, 2nd Floor UPMC Mercy
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

Presenter
Holly Stants, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, CLVT
UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
Low Vision Rehab Team Leader
UPMC Eye Center

Moderator
Briana Kelly, MOT, OT/L
Senior Manager, Rehab Operations
UPMC Rehabilitation Institute

 

No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Other health care professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 Attendance
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