Developing Practice in Ophthalmology

M&K Update Ltd
Delivery Method: Face-to-face

This two-day course aims to develop assessment and management skills in ophthalmology and progress towards the competencies required for expanding clinical roles with ophthalmology patients.

The programme will appeal to primary and secondary care nurses and allied professionals who work in eye wards, theatres, clinics and satellite clinics.

  • Applied anatomy and physiology of the eye
  • Ocular examination - anterior segment examination including lid eversion
  • The tear film - estimation and treatment
  • Tonometry
  • Pupillary pathways RAPD and pupil abnormalities
  • Optic nerve examination
  • Estimating visual acuity (including colour, reading etc)
  • Taking and recording an ophthalmic history
  • Systemic effects of illness on the eye
  • Ocular movement
  • Principle of visual fields
  • Lasers and the eye including laser safety
  • Optics and refraction including understanding refractive prescriptions
  • Principles of biometry and a scanning
  • Visual pathways and the effects of abnormalities
  • Intra and post operative complications of surgery
  • Pharmacology and the nurse as prescriber
  • Drops are drugs applications and instillation, compliance and oncordance
  • Legal and professional issues -
  • informed consent
  • The nurse and the law including Royal College of Nursing guidelines
  • Develop and enhance skills and knowledge in ophthalmology practice
  • To introduce and equip the attendee with the fundamentals to work towards competence

Dates available on arrangement

M&K Update Ltd can also create this course for you on arrangement at your workplace.

Inhouse training (at your location) for groups, our fees are per course and we stipulate a course maximum capacity (there is no minimum number)
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