Six organizations launch e-learning Web site

June 9, 2010

Six organizations launched an e-learning Web site(www.actioned.org)for a wide range of eye-care professionals.

St. Paul, MN

-Six organizations launched an e-learning Web site (

www.actioned.org

) for a wide range of eye-care professionals in May.

ACTIONed, which stands for the Assessment, Certification, Training, an Interactive Ophthalmology Network, was launched by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO), the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN), the Association of Technical Personnel in Ophthalmology (ATPO), the Canadian Society of Ophthalmic Medical Personnel, the Ophthalmic Photographers' Society, and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA).

"The goal is to connect eye-care professionals with practical online educational and assessment content," said JCAHPO President William H. Ehlers, MD.

ACTIONed's course catalog contains 60 courses from basic to advanced levels, with new courses being introduced monthly. JCAHPO continuing education resources and ATPO articles are available, with accompanying quizzes, assessments, and credit-tracking resources. Insight articles from the ASORN Learner Paced Educational Activities also are available in a downloadable text format, supplemented by online assessments to earn nursing contact hours.

"ACTIONed is a single venue that enables an entire practice's staff [to access] a wealth of programs through which they can acquire new skills to advance their professional development. Everyone-including technicians, nurses, photographers, and administrators studying for the COE exam-can benefit from this educational resource," said Vonda Syler, COE, ASOA president.