New to ophthalmology for nurses
This 5 day course is aimed at Registered Nurses with little or no knowledge of Ophthalmology. Students are provided with a relaxed learning environment in which knowledge is shared and where they are encouraged to ask questions and gain confidence in both their knowledge and clinical skills preparing them for the Ophthalmic workforce. Students start the week with a baseline assessment to ascertain their knowledge at the beginning of the course and are assessed again on the final day to demonstrate the acquisition of knowledge and skills.
A certificate of attendance will be given at the end of the course and students will be encouraged to reflect and consider their learning for revalidation purposes.
Over the five taught days students will be taught a basic knowledge and understanding of:
• Anatomy and Physiology of the Eye • How do we see • Vision awareness session (practical and theory) • Diabetes update (Recognising a hypoglycaemic event and how to manage ir
• Visually acuity testing (LogMAR and Snellen) Theory and Practice • Near Vision testing • Amsler Grid • Ishihara
• Pachimetry • Autorefraction • Focimetry • History taking in the Ophthalmic Patient • Examination of the eye using a pen torch • An introduction to Glaucoma • An introduction to Diabetic Retinopathy • An introduction to Retinal detachments • An introduction to AMD • Care of the PRE, Peri and post op cataract patient • Introduction to pharmacology and drop instillation • An introduction to Blepharitis, dry eye and eye lid hygiene • An introduction to the red eye…. What can it be? • How to Irrigate the eye • How to apply a double eye pad • Slit lamp workshop
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