Although dry eyes are often considered to be just a nuisance, chronic, untreated dry eye disease can cause abrasions and corneal ulcers, leading to permanently impaired vision. In this video, NPs and PAs will find tips for differentiating dry eye disease from other forms of red eye, pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches to restoring homeostasis of the ocular surface, and long-term options to prevent a resurgence of the disease and its symptoms.
Interactive video lecture
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Evaluate patients for risk factors, symptoms, and signs of dry eye disease
- Identify pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches to the treatment of dry eye disease
- Apply strategies to educate patients on management of dry eye disease
NPs and PAs
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Practicing Clinicians Exchange is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
ANCC Credit Designation
Nursing contact hours: 1.00, which includes 1.00 hour of pharmacology credit
CNE course advisor: Susanne J. Phillips, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California
AAPA Credit Designation
Practicing Clinicians Exchange has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until August 30, 2021. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
PA planner: Ben Taylor, PhD, PA-C, Augusta University, Augusta, Georgia
IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
This activity was developed from a series of programs cosupported by educational grants from AbbVie Inc.; Alcon Vision, LLC; Amgen; Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Sanoﬁ Genzyme and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals; and Teva Pharmaceuticals.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Alcon Vision, LLC.
The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Practicing Clinicians Exchange or any educational supporter.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Practicing Clinicians Exchange are required to disclose to the audience any relevant support or substantial relationships with providers of commercial products and/or devices discussed in this activity and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and planning committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias, and based upon all the available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Dr Liu has no relevant ﬁnancial relationships to disclose.
Dr Knudtson has no relevant ﬁnancial relationships to disclose.
None of the members of the Planning Committee or PCE staff have any relevant relationships to disclose.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- View the content in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form
Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 70%.
The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hours.
Release date: August 31, 2020
Expiration date: August 30, 2021
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