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How to care for a patient's eyes in critical care settings

How to care for a patient's eyes in critical care settings

How to care for a patient's eyes in critical care settings

Janet Marsden and Richard Davies
Janet Marsden and Richard Davies
on behalf of ICNus

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$30.00 $ 30.00 $ 30.00

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Launch date: 01 Oct 2018
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Last updated: 31 Oct 2018

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Description

Eye care is an important aspect of the nursing management of patients who are critically ill. All patients in acute care settings with absent or compromised eye defence mechanisms are at risk of eye complications and ocular surface disease. This module aims to assist healthcare practitioners to care for the eyes of patients in critical care settings to enable early detection and routine management of ophthalmic issues, thereby avoiding visual compromise on patient discharge from critical care settings.

Corneal exposure is reported to occur in many patients who are critically ill.
Incomplete eyelid closure and lack of lubrication are the main mechanisms that underlie the development of corneal damage in patients who are critically ill.
Unconscious, sedated and/or paralysed patients and those with a reduced Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score depend on healthcare practitioners to maintain their ocular surface to prevent complications such as corneal abrasion, infection and ulceration, perforations and blindness.
Meticulous nursing care is required to prevent ophthalmic complications that can result from corneal exposure in this patient group. Regular, evidence-based eye care should be part of routine nursing practice for patients who are critically ill.

Objectives

Objective 1: Understand routine eye care of patients who are critically ill.
On completion of this course you will be able to understand routine eye care of patients who are critically ill.
Janet Marsden and Richard Davies

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Janet Marsden and Richard Davies
on behalf of ICNus

Janet Marsden, Professor of ophthalmology and emergency care, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England
Richard Davies, Critical care nursing officer, Ministry of Defence, London, England

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

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.25 Hours

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