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Caring for People with Vision Loss

The New York State Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program has been awarded 2.0 CHs through the New York State Nurses Association Accredited Provider Unit.

The New York State Nurses Association is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training “IACET” and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

The New York State Nurses Association is authorized by IACET to offer 0.2 CEUs for this program.

In order to receive contact hours/CEUs participants must view the on-demand webinar, pass a comprehensive exam with at least 80%, and submit an evaluation. Contact hours/CEUs will be awarded until April 8, 2019.

NYSNA wishes to disclose that no commercial support or sponsorship has been received.

Course Introduction

Lighthouse Guild logo The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and The Jewish Guild for the Blind* have worked together to develop the webinar, Caring for People with Vision Loss. This 90-minute webinar is facilitated by health professionals with expertise in vision rehabilitation, and provides an overview of the functional impact of vision loss and offers techniques for improving care.  A review of the functional impact of vision loss will be followed by discussion of ways to improve personal interactions and communication with patients with vision loss.  Simple interventions that can improve independence in activities of daily living (ADLs) will be demonstrated in addition to environmental considerations for people with vision loss.  Specialized low vision services will also be discussed.

The program includes lecture using photographs, graphics and video clips; will provide a question and answer period from the live presentation; and will give you some ideas and interventions to consider.  It is a valuable continuing education opportunity for nurses in all care settings, and is appropriate for those who provide direct care as well as trainers and supervisors.

The webinar presenters include: Roy G. Cole, OD; Yu-Pin Hsu, MS, OTR/L, EdD; and Gordon Rovins, MS, CEAC; and is moderated by Annemarie O'Hearn, MPA.

*In 2014, The Jewish Guild for the Blind (a.k.a. Jewish Guild Healthcare) merged with Lighthouse International to operate as one organization under the new name Lighthouse Guild. For more information visit their web site.

Webinar Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar, the learner will be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of vision loss.

  • Share innovative strategies to improve interactions for persons with vision loss.

  • Identify specialized low vision rehabilitation services and resources.

  • Examine adaptive techniques available to support persons with vision loss.

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