Our primary educational offering is the Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Course (TSVCRC), which is described in detail below. In addition, our staff provide numerous lectures on a variety of topics covering the range of our services.
TRI-SERVICE VISION CONSERVATION AND READINESS COURSE - TSVCRC
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course covers all elements of a Vision Conservation and Readiness Program (VCRP). Instruction concentrates on regulatory requirements and recommended practices to establish or enhance an installation vision conservation and readiness program. The “team” aspect of coordinating safety, occupational health, industrial hygiene, and optometry personnel is emphasized.
PART ONE: Is the Online portion of the course and is Mandatory for all Non-Ophthalmic Personnel. This online course provides non-ophthalmic personnel with essential terminology and background information on the eye and visual system. Topics covered include: Basic Optics, Anatomy & Physiology of the Eye, Occupational Vision, Vision Screening Devices, Ocular Emergencies & Urgencies, Radiant Energy & Lasers, and Illumination. All online modules and the live course must be completed to receive CE credit*. This will allow the student to benefit fully from the lectures and discussions in the live course. Registrants will be provided a link to the course website. Ophthalmic personnel are welcome to take the online course, however no CE hours will be awarded.
PART TWO: Is the Live portion of the course. The live course is scheduled for 2.5 days and instruction concentrates on regulatory requirements and recommended practices to establish or enhance an installation vision conservation and readiness program. Topics covered include Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness (TSVCR) Program overview, tri-service vision conservation regulations and publications, vision screening and surveillance, military vision readiness, incidence of eye injuries, mechanical/biological/chemical & radiant energy eye hazards, computer vision syndrome, military combat eye protection, laser eye protection, occupational vision topics, ocular hazard analysis workshop, a site visit or virtual tour (when a site visit is not available), hands on workshop, establishing / enhancing a vision conservation program and a vision conservation team panel discussion.
The Online course awards for Non-Ophthalmic Personnel the following: AAOHN: 8 CNE hours. ABIH: Has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 8 hours which can be claimed for CM credit.
The Live course awards the following: AACME: 20 CME hours. AAOHN: 20 CNE hours. ABIH: Has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 20 hours which can be claimed for CM credit. COPE: 19 COPE hours.
The number of CE hours issued is dependent on pending accreditation approvals which are subject to change.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The following personnel from the Army, Navy, Air Force or other DoD organizations:
Occupational health nurses and physicians; Industrial hygienists; Bioenvironmental engineers; Preventive medicine nurses and physicians; Physician assistants; Safety personnel; Optometrists, Ophthalmologists and Eye technicians.
Current FY 2013 Course Offerings (as of 15 MAY 2013)
6 - 8 AUG 2013 at Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), MD
NOTE: Please register ONLY if you will be fully funded to attend as the course is limited to 24 students max.
To register, use the link on the left side (under Title) at the top of the list below under "Courses" ending in (TSVCRC).
NOTE: Once the registration limit has been reached the link to the registration e-form will be closed. For those that have registered after the class size has been reached, you will be advised by e-mail that you have been placed on the course Waiting List. For those that wish to be placed on the Waiting List for this or future courses, please use the link at the end of the list below under "Courses".
If you wish to be placed on the Waiting List for future classes,
please use the waiting list link below under "Courses."
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