Ophthalmic Nursing, Third Edition by Rosalind Stollery, Mary E Shaw, Agnes Lee(auth.)

By Rosalind Stollery, Mary E Shaw, Agnes Lee(auth.)

This 3rd variation of Ophthalmic Nursing displays contemporary advances in prognosis and remedy and advancements within the function of the ophthalmic nurse. It contains evidence-based strategies for care of ophthalmic sufferers at the ward, in outpatients, day care and casualty.

The 3rd version comprises extra on expert matters and expert nursing roles, differentiates grownup and paediatric concerns, and locations extra emphasis on evaluation abilities, soreness administration, an infection keep an eye on, day surgical procedure, mental points and hyperlinks to fundamental care.

Ophthalmic Nursing is a useful source for all nurses enthusiastic about ophthalmic care and a vital textual content for classes in ophthalmic nursing.


  • Addresses key ophthalmic stipulations, trauma and surgical procedure

  • Focuses on knowing patient's wishes and making plans powerful sufferer care

  • Includes key talents and cause for action

  • Reflects present advancements in specialist perform

  • Easy-to-read and hugely illustrated

  • Includes a coulour plate section


Content:
Chapter 1 The Ophthalmic sufferer (pages 1–4):
Chapter 2 The Ophthalmic Nurse (pages 5–19):
Chapter three Ophthalmic Nursing techniques (pages 20–54):
Chapter four The Globe: a quick evaluation (pages 55–58):
Chapter five the protecting buildings (pages 59–78):
Chapter 6 The Lacrimal method and Tear movie (pages 79–90):
Chapter 7 The Conjunctiva (pages 91–102):
Chapter eight The Cornea and Sclera (pages 103–119):
Chapter nine The Uveal Tract (pages 120–128):
Chapter 10 Glaucoma (pages 129–147):
Chapter eleven The Crystalline Lens (pages 148–159):
Chapter 12 The Retina, Optic Nerve and Vitreous (pages 160–185):
Chapter thirteen The Extra?Ocular muscular tissues (pages 186–202):
Chapter 15 Ophthalmic Trauma (pages 203–218):
Chapter 15 removing of a watch (pages 219–222):
Chapter sixteen Ocular Manifestations of Systemic affliction (pages 223–228):
Chapter 17 Ophthalmic medicines (pages 229–239):

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Cartella shields should be washed with soap and water if necessary. The shield should be stored dry. Inpatient – eye care Equipment • • • • eye pack containing a sterile gallipot and sterile cotton wool swabs sachet of normal saline tape scissors. Procedure and rationale (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) Identify the patient, to ensure the correct patient receives treatment and to obtain the patient’s consent and co-operation. Wash hands at the beginning and end of the procedure, and at any point when your hands became contaminated.

Ask the patient to look up. This is to prevent corneal damage. Swab firmly along lower fornix from nasal side outwards. When taking swab for Chlamydia more pressure is needed to obtain the organisms from the follicles, to sweep organisms away from lower punctum. It is essential to obtain as many organisms as possible. Note: Swabs should be taken before G. Fluorescein, or a topical anaesthetic, has been instilled. Place stick in culture bottle. Wash hands to prevent cross infection. Label bottles correctly and send to laboratory.

Position hand holding bottle/dropper/tube gently on patient’s forehead. This helps to prevent bottle/dropper/tube touching patient’s eye if moved. Hold down lower lid with tissue/gauze square in other hand. This exposes conjunctival sac into which drop/ointment can be instilled. Ask the patient to look up. This ensures that drop falls into lower fornix and not onto the cornea which would cause patient to blink. Instil one drop into lower fornix towards outer canthus or squeeze 5 mm ointment along lower fornix from inner canthus towards outer canthus.

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