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
Published: M&K Update Ltd on
ISBN: 9781907830174
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