By Dr Susan Watkinson, Watkinson, Dr Susan
Ophthalmic nurse practitioners face many demanding situations this day, due to the consequences of demographic switch, advancing know-how and learn, and lengthening govt laws. This publication features a wealth of knowledge relating to the nursing administration of individuals with a variety of ophthalmic stipulations. while, it encourages ophthalmic nurses and allied healthcare execs to imagine significantly concerning the wider political matters impacting on their daily perform. The final 3 a long time have visible significant advances within the care of individuals with ophthalmic stipulations in all age teams, and ophthalmic nursing has develop into correspondingly extra advanced. This well timed publication displays the most up-tp-date, evidence-based perform in ophthalmic nursing whereas highlighting the necessity for ophthalmic nurses to improve behavior of serious proposal as a fashion of keeping their place inside of a much wider group of perform.
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In the UK, health education, for example, plays a vitally important role in the prevention of eye injuries, which are a leading cause of visual impairment. As a current and future challenge it will be further discussed in Chapter 3, which examines the issues faced by ophthalmic practitioners in the accident and emergency department. Importantly, ophthalmic practitioners need to demonstrate competence. To this end the RCN Ophthalmic Nursing Forum (RCN, 2005) has provided a framework for use by practitioners in the context of a number of professional and political factors.
However, for pre-operative assessment to be effective in reducing the number of cancelled operations, it must be implemented in the context of a wider system including elective and emergency surgical admission, operating theatres, bed management, and discharge planning (NHS Modernisation Agency, 2002b). 2 Reasons for day case cancellations, Aug 01–Jun 02 Adapted from NHS Modernisation Agency (2002a). 2 on p. 37 for reasons of day-case cancellations). Evidence from a pilot theatre programme in nine NHS trusts in England from August to June 2001 reveals that effective preoperative assessment minimises the risk of late cancellations and also decreases the number of ‘Did Not Attend’s (NHS Modernisation Agency, 2002a).
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Issues in ophthalmic practice: current and future challenges by Dr Susan Watkinson, Watkinson, Dr Susan