Background

This project grew out of the Knowledge to Action in Primary Care Project led originally by Paul Hendry (Vice Dean Office of CME, University of Ottawa) and Rob Cushman (Executive Director of the Champlain LHIN) and coordinated by Elizabeth Lindsay, Knowledge Transfer and Exchange Specialists, Office of CME U of O.

This project resulted in a meeting grant provided by CIHR and involved individuals interested in Knowledge to Action in Primary Care from many sectors in the Champlain LHIN.  Following the workshop, the leadership team recommended the building of a prototype that would focus on Retinopathy Assessment for patients with Diabetes.  This choice of topic was partially driven by the start-up of a new MOHLTC sponsored centres; The Diabetes Regional Coordinating Centres (DRCC’s) that were set up in each of the 14 LHINs across the province.

For more information about in-house training, please email Renee Lebovitz Pelletier, Integration Specialist, Champlain LHIN.

Background one-pager [PDF, 384 KB].

Partners: The Office of CME staff and other faculty from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; The Diabetes/Vascular Health Team at the Champlain LHIN; The Ontario Eye Health Council of Ontario; The Eastern Public Health Unit of Ontario; The Canadian Ophthalmology Society.

Uottawa Office of CMEEastern Ontario Health UnitChamplain LHINEye Health Council of OntarioCanadian Opthalmology Society

Preventing Diabetic Retinopathy FULL DVD view

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Print Resources targeted at primary health care providers and patients

Preventing Diabetic Retinopathy DVD Modules


Preventing Diabetic Retinopathy: Introduction

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Objective 1 Describe the current concerns, challenges and barriers regarding screening for eye disease in people living with diabetes.

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Objective 2 Explain the retinal assessment process and related costs for the patient.

Video password is: "cme". Elements of routine eye assessment include: vision assessment, pupillary and motility assessment, visual field and colour vision, slit lamp examination, magnified exam of the optic nerve head and macula, checking of the eye lids and indirect ophthalmoscopy

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Objective 3 Explain the Eye Health Council of Ontario (EHCO) guidelines for retinopathy assessment related to referral and follow-up practices.

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Objective 4 Choose communication tools that support inter-professional practice.

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Preventing Diabetic Retinopathy: Conclusion

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