Apr 6, 2022
J. Fernando Arevalo - Seeing Eye to Eye: Improving Outcomes Among Rural Spanish-Speaking Latinx Patients With Diabetic Retinopathy or Diabetic Macular Edema
Go online to PeerView.com/DRR860 to view the activity, download slides and practice aids, and complete the post-test to earn credit. In this activity, an expert in ophthalmology discusses improving vision outcomes among Spanish-speaking patients with DR and DME, including those residing in rural areas. Upon completion of this CE activity, participants will be able to: Describe the barriers that Spanish-speaking individuals, especially those living in rural areas, frequently encounter when seeking a diagnosis and/or treatment of DR/DME, Construct coordinated care plans with multidisciplinary providers (eg, PCPs, endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, retina specialists) to provide timely diagnosis and treatment for Spanish-speaking patients with DR/DME, especially those residing in rural areas, Discuss the efficacy and safety of anti-VEGF agents in a manner that acknowledges and overcomes patient barriers regarding their use, Implement communication strategies (eg, telehealth, patient education tools, translation services) to help reduce barriers to care and enhance healthcare delivery toward the goal of improving DR/DME outcomes in Spanish-speaking patients, especially those residing in rural areas.