Our most comprehensive training program is the Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Course (TSVCRC). Staff members provide numerous lectures on a variety of vision conservation and readiness topics. If you have any questions after reading about the course below, please contact us at email@example.com
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 prior to taking the live portion of the course. 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 continuing education 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 after their registration is approved. Ophthalmic personnel are welcome to take the online course however, no continuing education 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 and 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), a hands-on workshop, establishing and enhancing a vision conservation program and a vision conservation team panel discussion.
*CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT:
- The online course for non-ophthalmic personnel awards the following: CNE - 8 CNE hours. ABIH - Has previously awarded CM credit for this event.
- The live course awards the following: ACCME - 20 CME hours. CNE - 21 CNE hours. ABIH - Has previously awarded CM credit for this event. COPE - 19 COPE hours.
- The number of CE hours issued depends on pending accreditation approvals which are subject to change. If the type of continuing education credits that you need is not listed contact us for additional information <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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 and anyone else with an interest in vision conservation, vision surveillance and/or vision readiness.
FY 2015 Course Offerings
Our plan was to offer at least eight courses in FY 2015: two in Maryland and six elsewhere. Unfortunately, continuing funding issues have resulted in some changes.
Tentative dates and locations for all upcoming courses that get funded will be placed on this web page and in the Quarterly newsletters.
As of January, we have completed three courses:
Fort Jackson, SC - 2-4 December
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD - 9-11 December.
Fort Riley, KS - 20-22 January
Fort Knox, KY - 10-12 February - Postponed due to funding issues to 21-23 April (funding is still not approved)
San Diego, CA - 21-23 April - Cancelled
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD - 19-21 May - Currently planned and approved if at least 15 people show an interest in attending this course. If interested in this course and know that you can get funding to attend, please contact us so that we know that we have enough students. Once we have the required interested, registration will be opened and all who showed an interest will be notified.
Pensacola, FL - 1-3 September - Very tentative
Also, we are considering having two courses in Europe at locations TBD 14-25 September if funding becomes available at the end of the fiscal year.
If you wish to be notified when one of these courses are funded or whenever new courses are made available, it is recommended that you place your name on the Waiting List for future classes, please use the waiting list (TSVCRC-WL) link below under "Courses."
We also offer a Tri-Service Vision Conservation and Readiness Site or Occupation Specific Course (TSVCRSOSC) which is for sites that do not necessarily require the comprehensive course but still would like some assistance from our staff. For more information please use the TSVCRSOSC link below.
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