This course will educate nurses and allied health professionals on lacrimal examination and investigation. A hands on teaching approach ensures that delegates are able to demonstrate safe and effective lacrimal technique, whilst the patient's perspective as a service user remains the main focus. You will learn through a combination of lectures and practical instruction.
Developed by Moorfields Adnexal Nurse Consultant Nicola Dunlop, this brand new course aims to explore:
The Practical element of the day will allow participants to:
This course is intended for the oculoplastic multidisciplinary team. It is also aimed at practitioners who wish to safely examine the eyelids, ocular surface and lacrimal system.
CPD points will be applied for and certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the course.
This is a new course and will take place for the first time on Friday 22 September 2023.
Course - £300.00
Nicola Dunlop qualified as a registered general nurse in 1995 and has worked in Ophthalmology since qualifying. She commenced her Ophthalmic nursing studies at Moorfields Eye Hospital in 1998. Over the last 15 years her role has evolved. On completion of the Ophthalmic nursing studies she worked in the Operating Theatre. Nicola proceeded to successfully complete the Ophthalmic Theatre Course, Mentorship and Counselling Courses. Nicola was promoted to Sister then subsequently to the post of an Ophthalmic Nurse Specialist in the Oculo-plastic/Adnexal Department. She consolidated her academic achievements by successfully undertaking Non-medical Prescribing, Post graduate Diploma in Health Management and a Masters in Health Management. Drawing on her extensive ophthalmic nursing experience, Nicola pioneered the first Nurse-led Botox Clinic, Minor Surgery List, Virtual Histology Reporting Service and Post-Operative Clinic and developed the adnexal patient pathway currently in use in the Oculo-plastic/Adnexal Service. She has developed a patient education DVD on Coping with Loss of an Eye and Minor operative guideline for Nurses. She has been awarded from the British Thyroid Foundation the Evenly Ashley Award 2013 for developing the DVD Thyroid Eye Disease and its Management & Audit. The defining drive for Nicola is to improve continually, the quality of compassionate patient care in its many facets.