About Visual Impairment

 

This course provides a review of the normal physiology of vision and the expected decline associated with aging. It covers common disease processes leading to vision impairment, the associated pathophysiology, interventions to prevent or delay impairment, and interventions designed to maximize functional status and preserve quality of life.

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$20.00

Hours: 0.50
REL-SRC-0-AVI

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

0.5 HOURS


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)

0.5 HOURS


Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

0.5 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1619275

Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare

0.5 HOURS


This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-AVI
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Identify three aspects of normal vision.
Identify three diseases of the eye that can lead to vision loss.
Identify two interventions to help someone living with vision.
Identify two ways to prevent vision problems.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Vision Loss A. How do our Eyes Work? B. Age-Related Vision Changes C. Age-Related Eye Disease D. Causes & Treatments E. Glaucoma F. Risk Factors, Diagnosis & Treatment G. Age-Related Macular Degeneration H. Causes & Risk Factors I. Treatments J. Vision Loss Related to Health Issues K. Amaurosis Fugax L. Stroke-Related Vision Loss M. Review N. Summary Section 3: Living with Vision Loss A. Loss Prevention B. What can be done to Help? C. Review D. Summary Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations F. Exam

Instructor: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN
Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN, Content Writer, Relias Learning, has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, research nurse clinician, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: med/surg, pediatrics, long term care, mental health, research, and IDD. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. Schnaufer successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in NY. After working with the Breast Oncology Research group at Duke, Ms. Schnaufer switched her focus to the area of IDD and worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, who live in group homes. Among her various responsibilities in this area was to train direct support staff and clinicians in medical issues/medication administration, participate in state surveys, providing and implementing plans of correction, as well as, serving on various committees, such as Human Rights, to help improve the lives of the individuals supported. To this day, she continues to volunteer in this realm. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. Schnaufer is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Relias Learning will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Relias Learning has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias Learning will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias Learning at support@reliaslearning.com.
All courses offered by Relias Learning, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Learning Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@reliaslearning.com