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How to administer eye drops and eye ointment

How to administer eye drops and eye ointment

How to administer eye drops and eye ointment

Mary Shaw
Mary Shaw
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

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$30.00 $ 30.00 $ 30.00

$ 30.00 $ 30.00 $ 30.00
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Launch date: 07 Feb 2018
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Last updated: 11 Sep 2018

Reference: 186903

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Description

Eye drops and eye ointment are the mainstay of treatment of ocular conditions. Failure to prioritise administration of these medicines can prolong the condition and may present a risk to the patient’s vision.

Eye drops and eye ointments are used to treat acute and chronic conditions of the eye and surrounding structures. Eye drops must be instilled before applying eye ointment, since the ointment will affect the absorption of the eye drop.
Nurses require knowledge of the technique, side effects and potential interactions associated with systemically or topically applied medicines to the eye to ensure patient safety and optimum outcomes.

Objectives

On completion of this course you will gain an understanding of:
Explain the correct use of eye drops and eye ointment.
List the equipment required to administer eye drops and eye ointment.
Identify how to prepare for and assist with the procedure.
List the various steps involved in the procedure.
Explain the precautions necessary before instilling eye drops or applying eye ointment.
Mary Shaw

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Mary Shaw
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

Senior lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, University of Manchester, Manchester, England.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 1.00 Hours

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