The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Children's Hearing and Vision program offers free hearing and vision screening trainings.
Hearing screening training includes anatomy and physiology of the ear, common pediatric ear problems, overview of ODH hearing screening requirements and can assist with hands-on training with pure-tone audiometer. Tympanometry and otoacoustic emission training is available upon request.
Vision screening training includes anatomy and physiology of the eye, abnormalities of the eye, ODH vision screening requirements, and hands-on training with vision screening equipment.
Through a grant awarded by the Ohio Department of Health (Save Our Sight Fund), Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate offers free evidence-based training, certification, and equipment for the July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 period for individuals who screen children in preschool through twelfth grade.
The Prevent Blindness Vision Screening Training and Certification Program was developed cooperatively by Prevent Blindness, The Ohio Department of Health, and the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health (National Center).
Ohio Department of Health is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Prevent Blindness, Ohio Affiliate is jointly providing the activity in conjunction with Ashland University, Dwight Schar College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The AU CONHS is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91).
Ohio Department of Health (AT112658) is an approved provider of continuing education for Step Up to Quality by the Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association (OCCRRA), an accredited approver by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS).