This learning module has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing and was last updated in 2016.
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Duration: 01:00:00 Type: How to modules Level: Qualified Nurses
Janet Marsden, Professor of ophthalmology and emergency care, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England
Richard Davies, Critical care nursing officer, Ministry of Defence, London, England
Read this module and update your knowledge and skills on how to care for a patient’s eyes in critical care settings.
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.