Discussion workshop: IP challenge - six patients in 60 minutes; can we do it?
Optometrists are often the first point of contact for patients who are concerned about their eyes. Having an independent prescribing (IP) qualification means that many of these patients can be successfully managed in the community. This discussion workshop will be presented in a fast-paced quiz format where six patient case scenarios will be considered by practitioners. By inviting delegates to consider the presenting signs and symptoms, the interactive format will discuss appropriate investigations and possible management options, for each scenario. The session will provide valuable guidance to optometrists, optometrists considering IP qualification and those who are already using their IP qualification in practice.
Practitioners will identify different options for managing patients in the community relative to their scope of practice for a range of conditions
Practitioners will recognise the role of independent prescribers for managing a range of eye conditions in the community.