Ophthalmic Study Guide for Nurses and Health Professionals

Ophthalmic Study Guide for Nurses and Health Professionals

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Over recent years, an increasing variety of professionals have been involved with the care of ophthalmic patients. The aim underlying the changes of the last 20 years has been to provide an efficient, high quality and cost effective service to patients, which utilises the skills of the multidisciplinary ophthalmic team. This study guide cannot be considered to be a substitute for more formal, assessed education and training for role expansion, but can be considered in terms of being a a€˜skills escalatora€™ in that those who make good use of ita€™s contents and use the little a€˜To doa€™ sections to reflect on and research their practices should be able to develop their basic knowledge and skills in practice more quickly, and develop the habit of self assessment and self directed learning. The simple questions at the end of each chapter can be used for self-testing, or as a basis for questions that mentors could ask their students. Contents include: Information for students and mentors Basic anatomy and physiology of the eye Basic refraction Basic pharmacology Pre-operative cataract information ntra-operative cataract care Postoperative cataract care ntroduction to the glaucomas and primary open angle glaucoma Primary closed angle glaucoma The secondary glaucomas Retinal problems Age related macular degeneration (AMD) Ophthalmic equipment Basic ophthalmic proceduresOver the period of the three surveys (Waterman et al., 1995; Waterman and Waterman, 1999) there has been a decline in the ... The authors have produced this Ophthalmic Study Guide to provide the opportunity for nurses or other health anbsp;...

Title:Ophthalmic Study Guide for Nurses and Health Professionals
Author:Dorothy Field
Publisher:M&K Update Ltd - 2009


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