Care of patients with minor eye trauma
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Care of patients with minor eye trauma

Janet Marsden Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University and Chair, RCN Ophthalmic Forum

Janet Marsden outlines the care of patients with minor eye trauma

The majority of eye injuries are superficial in nature and transient in their effects but place considerable demands on A&E services (MacEwan 1989). These demands are often compounded by a lack of basic ophthalmic training for A&E senior house officers leading to a lack of confidence when managing patients with eye problems (Tan et al 1997). This situation is often reflected in the experience and training of A&E nurses. This article is intended to help to alleviate the concerns of nurses working with this group of patients.

Emergency Nurse. 6, 7, 10-13. doi: 10.7748/en1998.

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