Online CE Portal

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General Information
The NJSOP Online CE portal has expanded and is currently offering eleven courses, each worth 1 NJSBO Oral credit. Each course has been pre-recorded so you can participate at a time and location convenient to you.

The NJSOP will be provided with the list of doctors who have successfully completed each course, and member's CE trackers will be updated and available to view on their NJSOP profile.

Testing
Per NJSBO regulations, a test is given at the end of each course. You can take the test 3 times and must pass with a 70% or higher, after which you will be issued a CE certificate.

The NJSBO rule on testing reads: The Board shall grant a maximum of 20 of the mandatory 50 continuing professional optometric education credits, including a maximum of 10 of the mandatory 30 TPA credits required, from any or all of the following:  1) Videotape, audiotape, computer media, Internet, journal, or correspondence courses or programs. The course or program shall include an examination at the end of the course or program...

Credits
All courses are for
ONLINE credit only. NOT live credit*

*On 4/13 the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs announced sixteen boards and committees, including optometry, will count all continuing education credits earned during the current public health emergency as in-person credits. Read the full press release here.

Pricing
Each course is priced at $30 for members and $45 for non-members.

Logging in to the Portal
First time users will be required to register through the portal. Please save your log-in information for future use.

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Current portal offerings - 11 NJSBO Oral Credits:

Nutrition for Retinal Health: More Than AREDS2
Kimberly Friedman, OD - 1 hr NJSBO ORAL Credit #203-2021
Are AREDS 2 supplements overutilized? A discussion about the latest studies about macular degeneration involving the role of vitamin B's, Omega 3s, Vitamin D3, Zinc, and the carotenoids in addition to AREDS. 

Johnson square Judicious Prescribing of Dangerous and Controlled Substances
Spencer Johnson, OD - 1 hr NJSBO ORAL Credit -This course satisfies the 1 hour opioid requirement needed for license renewal. 
(All NJ OD's, regardless of licensure level, are required by the NJSBO to obtain a single opioid credit in each biennia
cycle.)
This course gives providers an overview of narcotic pain killers used in optometric practice, examines indication and contraindication for their use, and discusses federal and state laws regulating the prescription of dangerous and controlled substances.

How To Feed A Brain: Concussion Management
Vittorio Mena, Jr., OD - 1 hr NJSBO ORAL Credit # 202-2021
The use of omega 3's is highly under utilized when it comes to any type of traumatic brain injury or sports performance. As primary eye care providers, it is important for optometrists to understand the importance of nutrition and eye health when patients report symptoms.

Ocular and Visual Effects of Psychiatric Drug Therapies in Children
Tamara Petrosyan, OD - 1 hr NJSBO ORAL Credit # 200-2021
The use of psychiatric medications in children has substantially increased in the last few decades. As primary eye care providers, it is important for optometrists to understand the pharmacology as well as the potential visual and ocular adverse reactions of these medications which can range from minimal to sight threatening. 

Ocular Complications of Common Systemic Oral Medications
Tamara Petrosyan, OD - 1 hr NJSBO ORAL Credit #201-2021
As our population ages, patients becomes more likely to take one or more over the counter or physician prescribed oral medication for a systemic disease. As primary eye care providers, it is important for optometrists to understand the pharmacology of common systemic medications that their patients are taking as well as the potential visual and ocular adverse reactions of those medications. Recognizing the ocular and visual side effects is important for prompt and proper management to minimize or prevent serious complications. 

Oral Pharmaceutical Agents in Pediatrics Update 
Nidhi Rana, OD – 1 hr NJSBO ORAL Credit # 207-2021
The use of oral medications in pediatrics is important and constantly evolving. As primary care providers, it is important for optometrists to understand the pharmacology of these oral medications but also the understanding of how to prescribe these medications in children. This course will go over case presentations to understand how to prescribe these medications along with their adverse effects.

Oral Medications in Anterior Segment
Steven Sorkin, OD – 1 hr  NJSBO ORAL Credit #204-2021
Oral medications play an important role in the treatment of many anterior segment conditions. This course will discuss the various classes of antibiotics, narcotic pain medications and oral antivirals . Indications and contraindications will be discussed along with case studies. 

Oral Medications Update
Steven Sorkin, OD – 1 hr NJSBO ORAL Credit # 205-2021
There are numerous Oprah medications utilized      in eye care. This course will discuss commonly used oral pharmaceuticals in treatment of ocular disease. These include antibiotics, antivirals, oral pain medications and oral steroids.

 

Treatment of Pain: Opioid Choices and Issues for Patients & Practitioners
Tracy Offerdahl, PharmD, RPh - 1 hr Oral Online NJSBO # 208-2021

Oral Antibacterial Agents
Tracy Offerdahl, PharmD, RPh- 1 hr Oral Online NJSBO # 209-2021

Oral Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
Tracy Offerdahl, PharmD, RPh - 1 hr Oral Online NJSBO # 210-2021

 

 

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