Fiesta 2020 Agenda

Registration is now available for the first ever ATPO Facilitated Instruction in Eye Studies & Training Academy (FIESTA) in beautiful San Antonio, Texas at the Embassy Suites San Antonio Airport, April 17-18, 2020! FIESTA 2020 is a two-day event that will feature a full day of programming on Friday that will run concurrently with two Level II Ophthalmic Review Courses. On Saturday, April 18, we are pleased to offer a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training & Certification Program! Information about registration rates and course information can be found on the ATPO website.

This course has been submitted to JCAHPO for consideration of CE credit.

Friday, April 17, 2020

Embassy Suites San Antonio Airport
San Antonio, Texas

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Morning - ATPO Ophthalmic Technician Review Course, Level II

Jaqueline Pullos, COMT, OSC, CTC

This session will provide an overview of the responsibilities of the ophthalmic technician, including a summary of skills proficiencies and conceptual knowledge expected of a Level II ophthlamic technician. Instructors of this session will lead the attendees in an overview of the COT® Written Exam content, using a PowerPoint® presentation and concluding with a Q&A discussion. Attendees should come with a working knowledge in order to fully appreciate the content presented. Course material is based on the instructor’s interpretation of the content areas outlined in the JCAHPO “Criteria for Certification,” and the instructors of this review course have no direct knowledge of the specific certification questions.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Mastering Refinement: The Super-Tech Way!

Matthew Parker, PhD, LSSMBB, PMP, CTC, COMT, CST

This is an intermediate course in both retinoscopy and refractometry. Nationally, refraction is the number one skill required by most employers. This course allows the technician to take an advanced posture in diagnostic refractometry and fundamental performance of generating a glasses prescription using practical scoping techniques.

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

History Taking…It's Not Just for Billing!

Sarah Gill, COT, OSC

Patient Care is the number one priority in the health care field. The role of the technician is to provide a history and pre-examination for the physician. This course will help you recognize the importance of the technician’s role of obtaining an accurate and focused history and appropriate pre-examination tests to aid the physician in reaching a differential diagnosis prior to seeing the patient.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Break

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Introducing the Diaton Tonometer and its Use in Ophthalmology

Sergina Flaherty, COMT, OSC, CTC, (F)ATPO

This course will introduce the ophthalmic technician to the Diaton Tonometer and a new way to measure intraocular pressure. An overview of the pros and cons of various well known tonometers will be reviewed. Patient selection criteria for use of the Diaton Tonometer will be discussed. A step by step description and demonstration will be provided to measure IOP with the Diaton Tonometer.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Afternoon - ATPO Ophthalmic Technician Review Course, Level II

Sarah Gill, COT, OSC

This session will provide an overview of the responsibilities of the ophthalmic technician, including a summary of skills proficiencies and conceptual knowledge expected of a Level II ophthlamic technician. Instructors of this session will lead the attendees in an overview of the COT® Written Exam content, using a PowerPoint® presentation and concluding with a Q&A discussion. Attendees should come with a working knowledge in order to fully appreciate the content presented. Course material is based on the instructor’s interpretation of the content areas outlined in the JCAHPO “Criteria for Certification,” and the instructors of this review course have no direct knowledge of the specific certification questions.

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

You've Got a Lot of Nerve!

Amy Jost, BS, COMT, CCRC, CTC

The instructor will discuss various neuro-ophthalmology conditions in which pupils, lids, motility, and visual fields may be affected. Cranial nerves II, III, IV, VI will be discussed. Afferent and Efferent messages will be explained along with an enlightening description of what may lead to RAPDs. Appropriate pupils assessment, motility and alignment testing, ptosis measurements, and visual field testing will be discussed.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Optimizing Clinic Flow Without Compromising Care

Jaqueline Pullos, COMT, OSC, CTC

"Be fast." "Be thorough." Can a tech be both? This course will address the elements of clinic flow that are directly influenced by technicians, including work-up times, ancillary testing times, and engagement. Specific methods to evaluate and improve patient flow, without compromising care, will be discussed. Ideas and tools will be provided that may be useful in designing an improvement process for your own clinic.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Break

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tonometry: Theory, Technique & Tips

Suzanne Hansen, MED, COMT, OSC

Intraocular pressure is a key component for ocular examinations. This course will compare methods of tonometry, maintenance, and best practice techniques.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ergonomics in the Ophthalmology Office

Rhonda Ullom, COMT, FCLSA, OSC

OSHA recognizes ergonomics training as a Workers’ Rights. No matter the size of your ophthalmology practice, we all use the same basic equipment repetitively and experience the same risk factors daily. It is the responsibility of the practice to provide a safe and healthful workplace. This course takes a look at the ophthalmology office from an ergonomics point of view of the personnel and equipment they use. General findings, analysis, and possible solutions are shared. At the end of this presentation, the attendee should have an understanding of ergonomic problems encountered in the ophthalmology office, be able to prioritize problem areas and possible solutions, and implement training options.

Saturday, February 18, 2020

Embassy Suites San Antonio Airport
San Antonio, Texas

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:00 AM - 5:00 AM

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training & Certification Program

Matthew Parker, PhD, LSSMBB, PMP, CTC, COMT, CST

Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste and reducing variation. Dr. Parker will help you apply these principles successfully to your ophthalmology practice of any size. Participants will gain a basic understanding of different tools used for LEAN methodology tailored to Ophthalmology Healthcare, learn simple, effective, analytical tools and techniques, and depart with a new willingness and ability to look at work differently and make a positive difference. Upon completion of instructions, a group project, and examination, attendees will be awarded a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt - Healthcare Certificate. Program Curriculum includes an Introduction to Lean Six Sigma, DMAIC, Process Mapping, Value-added and Non-value-added activities, Cause and Effect Matrix, Cost of Poor Quality, Error Proofing, and Process Control. With this packed curriculum, you will look forward to going to work on Monday.

  • 7:00am - 10:00am; Part 1
  • 10:00am - 10:30am; Break
  • 10:30am - 12:30pm; Part 1 cont.
  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm; Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm; Part 2
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm; Break
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm; Part 2 cont.