Free CPD for Ophthalmic Nurses
Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) has launched free CPD courses for health professionals that have been developed with Australia’s leading retinal specialists, including world-renowned ophthalmologist Professor Paul Mitchell AO.
More than 1.5 million Australians have some evidence of AMD – the leading cause of irreversible severe vision loss and blindness in Australia.
Healthcare professionals are at the frontline of patient interactions and have a valuable role in decreasing preventable blindness and in being an important part of the solution to reduce both the incidence and impact of macular disease.
CPD Accredited Courses
Age-related macular degeneration
Macular Disease Foundation Australia is providing this free education module for ophthalmic nurses with the support of the Commonwealth Government.
The course is aimed to increase awareness and knowledge of macular disease to enable early diagnosis and interventions.
The Age-related macular degeneration course comprises 2x 30-minute modules and 2x 15-minute quizzes, and aims to assist you to manage and reduce modifiable risk, and improve your communication with patients about macular disease and it’s impacts.
You will learn about linking patients diagnosed with macular disease with appropriate supports and services, and current best practice and strategies to recognise and encourage high risk individuals to have regular eye examinations.