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Evidence Based Approach Clinical Decision Making

Evidence Based Approach Clinical Decision Making

Evidence Based Approach Clinical Decision Making

Dr S Ve Ramesh
Dr S Ve Ramesh
on behalf of Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry India

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Launch date: 03 Jun 2015

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Last updated: 06 Oct 2017

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Evidence based medicine (EBM) helps enhance the quality of clinical decision making. Applying EBM principles to optometric practice requires some skill sets to be developed. Newer and advanced diagnostic & screening tools have evolved over the last two decades and it is indeed a great challenge for an optometrist to decide on the need for seeking more clinical evidence and selecting the appropriate diagnostic test that has ability to accurately Rule-in or Rule out the disease. This course work and the supporting reading material is an introductory session for primary eye care professionals towards the art of using existing published evidence into clinical practice. The presentation describes concepts on validity measures and likelihood ratios with some clinical example (Glaucoma diagnostics). These EBM principles would be applicable for any ocular disease/ condition and optometrist should apply best available diagnostic evidence to enhance their clinical decision making skills in their practice.

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Objectives
1. To describe the need for diagnostic evidence in clinical practice and understand the basics of diagnostic test
2. Understand the clinical/ diagnostic value of validity measures (such as - Sensitivity, specificity, predictive values and likelihood ratio) and Learn to calculate them from published evidence or literature.
3. Learn to use likelihood ratios and Fagans Nomogram to determine post test probability and apply this to plan timely referral criteria or care regiment for disease care. (Explained with an clinical case)
Dr S Ve Ramesh

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Dr S Ve Ramesh
on behalf of Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry India

Dr Ramesh.S.Ve has over 10 years of academic, clinical and research experience. He did his Masters of Philosophy in optometry and completed his Doctorate (PhD) in 2014 from Elite School of Optometry, Affiliated to Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India. His thesis was aimed at estimating 5 year progression of glaucoma, both structural and functional changes evaluated using ophthalmic imaging and perimetry tests. He is currently an Associate professor, Department of Optometry, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University. He has received the Indo-US Public Health Research fellowship-2014 and complete the 6 month fellowship at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. He has 47 research articles in peer reviewed indexed journals and has filed 1 patent. His areas of interest include clinical epidemiology of eye diseases, Telemedicine, Innovative & disruptive technology development to meet public health need for effective eye care delivery. He also has a keen interest towards techno-entrepreneurship and has help developed semi-automated optic nerve head analysis software (CyOptique-GL), beta version is commercially available in India. His work on cost effective portable imaging device OcuDA, won the Gold Medal for best innovation at the DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme-2013. He has received national and industry research grants. He is nominated mentor for the DST Lockheed martin India Innovation Growth Program 2015. He actively supports, promotes & mentors two student startups, VISINT Healthcare Pvt Ltd & Fracktal Works Pvt Ltd, incubated at Manipal University Technology and Business Incubator and has been instrumental in starting VISINT Health Care Pvt Ltd. He holds the post of Honorary secretary Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry- India (2012-2015) and member of the Optometric Glaucoma Society, USA. He is active member and the steering committee member of Institutional Research Committee, SOAHS, Manipal University.

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