Issues in Ophthalmic Practice: Current and Future Challenges

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M&K Update Ltd, 2009 - Electronic books - 245 pages
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Ophthalmic nurse practitioners face many challenges today, owing to the effects of demographic change, advancing technology and research, and increasing government legislation. This book contains a wealth of information related to the nursing management of people with various ophthalmic conditions.  At the same time, it encourages ophthalmic nurses and allied healthcare professionals to think critically about the wider political and professional issues impacting on their everyday practice. The last three decades have seen major advances in the care of people with ophthalmic conditions in all age groups, and ophthalmic nursing has become correspondingly more complex. This timely book reflects the most current, evidence-based practice in ophthalmic nursing while highlighting the need for ophthalmic nurses to develop habits of critical thought as a way of maintaining their position within a wider community of practice. 


Contents include:

Introduction: Issues in ophthalmic practice – current and future challenges

Pre-assessment of day-case cataract surgery

Eye emergencies – Accident & Emergency ophthalmic practice

Managing contact lenses and associated eye problems

Managing common eye disorders in the outpatient department

Ophthalmic Theatre Practice

Legal and ethical issues in ophthalmic nursing

Issues in paediatric ophthalmic nursing

Older people and ophthalmic practice

Professional education and evidence-based ophthalmic practice

 

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Contents

Issues in ophthalmic practice current and future challenges
1
Chapter 2 Preassessment of daycase cataract surgery
23
Chapter 3 Eye emergencies Accident and emergency ophthalmic practice
47
Chapter 4 Managing contact lenses and associated eye problems
91
Chapter 5 Managing common eye disorders in outpatient department
105
Chapter 6 Ophthalmic theatre practice
119
Chapter 7 Legal and ethical issues in ophthalmic nursing
137
Chapter 8 Issues in paediatric ophthalmic nursing
163
Chapter 9 Older people and ophthalmic practice
183
Chapter 10 Professional education and evidencebased ophthalmic practice
203
Chapter 11 Conclusion
221
Index
229

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