Our most robust 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. 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: CNE: 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 (Approval is pending).
- 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 is dependent 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.
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 2014 Course Offerings
9-11 September 2014 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA: Registration is now closed. If you are still interested in attending, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FY 2015 Course Offerings
We plan to offer at least eight courses in FY 2015: two in Maryland and six elsewhere.
Tentative dates and locations for all courses are in the October Newsletter but there is still the possibility of change so, if interested in a course at your location, contact us.
As always, the actual schedule will depend on the availability of funding.
Tentative courses for the 1st quarter include a course at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD (4-6 November) and a course at Fort Jackson (2-4 December) for your planning purposes. Again, dates and locations are still subject to change so please continue to visit this site for the latest information. If approved, registration for the APG course should open early in October.
If you wish to be placed on the Waiting List for future classes, please use the waiting list (TSVCRC-WL) link below under "Courses."
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