Sometimes the answer may simply be a ‘stem failure'There is nothing you can do to help a person modify his or her behavior, or to modify a clinic behavior, if the person simply does not see—or will not acknowledge—this behavior within himself or herself.
The ethics of care for techniciansUnderstand how autonomy, justice, beneficence, and non-malfeasance come into play
Running a perfect clinicAs staff members develop in new roles, managers should coach and counsel them in the direction where they are thinking and making decisions in a global manner, not an individual manner.
How to be a the tech your doctor can’t live withoutOver the years of interviewing, hiring, and training staff, I realized that there are some technicians who are just adequate. They were for the most part reliable, usually made good decisions, and did their job adequately. Nothing more. I also noticed there were other technicians who were superstars.
The technician’s role with anesthesiaThe technician is usually the patient’s first contact in the clinic. He or she frequently will perform the initial history to include both medical and ocular conditions and may perform the initial stages of the exam, including dilating the patient. As the first contact, the technician has an important role in obtaining a good medical history and a detailed medication and allergy list. In addition, the technician needs to understand the significance of this information in preparing the patient for surgery.
Why keratometry is important
Why keratometry is importantKeratometry (K) is the measurement of the corneal curvature; corneal curvature determines the power of the cornea. Differences in power across the cornea (opposite meridians) results in astigmatism; therefore, keratometry measures astigmatism. It can be acquired with a variety of instruments either manually or via automated methods.
Types of cataracts and their underlying conditionsA cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens, resulting in vision loss. There are different types of cataracts, and they may be associated with underlying conditions. Understanding the differences between types of cataracts will improve clinical management of your patients.
Troubleshooting optical complaints
Training Doctors vs. Training Technical SkillsThe structure of training an optometrist, or any other professional, is to start with a strong foundation of knowledge and build on that. This is designed to create a level of expertise and skill that can adapt to changes in the profession and acclimate to any situation in any system. Strong comprehension of the basics is crucial for this level of education.
What every assistant needs to know about intravitreal injectionUnderstanding the whys and wherefores enables techs and doctors to work together effectively.