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Assault Matters: What You Need to Know

2 CPD in Australia | 0.5CD + 0.5G in New Zealand | 01 May 2019

This CPD article by Esther Euripiduo appears in mivision May 2019, Issue 145.

Assault is the act of inflicting physical harm or unwanted physical contact upon a person and it can vary in severity. Having the confidence to screen for and recognise possible assault and manage assault victims should be part of every optometrist’s scope of practice.

This article describes the cases of two patients who presented to a Sydney practice. It outlines issues that are relevant to optometry, identifying aspects of the victim’s presentation and behaviour that may arise within case management.

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