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 ag
Prelims; Table of contents; Figures and tables; Foreword; Chapter 1 Introduction: Issues in ophthalmic practice - current and future challenges; Chapter 2 Pre-assessment of day-case cataract surgery; Chapter 3 Eye emergencies - Accident and emergency ophthalmic practice; Chapter 4 Managing contact lenses and associated eye problems; Chapter 5 Managing common eye disorders in outpatient department; Chapter 6 Ophthalmic theatre practice; Chapter 7 Legal and ethical issues in ophthalmic nursing; Chapter 8 Issues in paediatric ophthalmic nursing; Chapter 9 Older people and ophthalmic practice Chapter 10 Professional education and evidence-based ophthalmic practiceChapter 11 Conclusion; Index
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