Prepare for success and focus on the information you need to know! This study guide is designed to assist those working to become a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA), a certification level designated by the Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO). Study topics are directly aligned with the 19 core knowledge areas covered in the exam and are relevant to the clinical skills and knowledge used on the job.
This book includes a self-assessment section with hundreds of multiple-choice questions and a practice exam with 100 additional questions. Review sections provide the answers and explain why each answer is correct. Also included are study tips, answer sheets, answer keys and a suggested reading list.
Core knowledge areas
- History Taking
- Pupillary Assessment
- Equipment Maintenance and Repair
- Medical Ethics, Legal and Regulatory Issues
- Ocular Motility
- In-Office Minor Surgical Procedures
- Ophthalmic Patient Services and Education
- Ophthalmic Imaging
- Spectacle Skills
- Supplemental Skills
- Visual Assessment
- Visual Fields
- Surgical Assisting in ASC or Hospital-Based OR
2010, 258 pages
Executive editor: Emanuel Newmark, MD, FACS
The COA Study Guide is designed to prepare allied health staff for JCAHPO's COA exam. It does not fulfill any of the requirements to become a COA or provide continuing education credits.