Thursday, September 22, 2011

Continuing Nursing Education Offered Through D'Ambrosio Eye Care

Recently, D’Ambrosio Eye Care has provided contact hours for nursing credit for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners in Massachusetts. Francis A. D’Ambrosio, Jr., M.D. and JoAnn C. Chang, M.D. presented information to two large groups of nurses on “Common Eye Problems for the Primary Care Practitioner.” Dr. D’Ambrosio, Jr. recently stated “many nurses find they did not have much exposure to diagnosis and treatment of common eye problems and this course was developed to assist them in their day-to-day activities”.

Dr. D’Ambrosio, Jr. presented on triage of eye problems covering topics from eye injuries, inflammation and pain to floaters. Many of the attendees expressed their lack of specific knowledge in areas impacting the eye and were very happy to receive this information. The triage presentation afforded nurses the opportunity to learn whether a specific incident would require immediate treatment or urgent treatment and follow up by an ophthalmologist. Within a few days of the course one of the nurse practitioners was presented with a patient that had one of the less common problems and was accurately able to refer the patient for immediate treatment and follow up care. Without the course, she might not have recognized the urgency of the problem.

In addition to this course, Dr. D’Ambrosio Jr. has hosted several nurses in our clinic for additional continuing education hours. The programs are specifically tailored to each nurse and their area of interest. To date, we had had nurses instructed by several of our medical doctors in the areas of cataract diagnosis, minor treatments, laser procedures, LASIK, glaucoma, macular degeneration and pediatrics.

If an LPN, RN or NP wishes to participate in this program, please contact Jude Seppa at D’Ambrosio Eye Care, 978.537.3900 x345 for more information.