To provide delegates with a refresher on anatomy and physiology of the eye and also to provide current guidance on history taking, eye examination and treatment of emergency conditions. Delegates will be equipped with the information required to enable them to differentiate between the symptoms of an ophthalmic emergency and conditions that do not require immediate attention.
By the end of the course, you will have an understanding of:
- Overview of A&P of the eye
- Ophthalmic triage
- Ophthalmic history taking
- Ophthalmic examination, how should to approach it
- Common causes of the red eye
- Sudden loss of vision and what it could be
- Treatment of chemical injuries, foreign bodies and corneal abrasions
- Eye drops and basic pharmacology
This course is aimed at nurses who are responsible for the assessment of patients with emergency or urgent eye problems.Qualified nurses working within an area where they will see patients with ophthalmic conditions, this may be practice nurses working in GP Surgeries, A&E nurses and nurses working within ophthalmic units.
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