The use of eye drops and ointments in A&E
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The use of eye drops and ointments in A&E

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

Janet Marsden describes the various eye drops and ointments commonly used in A&E

Ophthalmic patients present to the A&E department with a wide range of problems; their treatment, however, generally involves a small range of ophthalmic medications. Ultimately, patients’ compliance with treatment – and the course of their illness or condition – often depends on the information given to them, and the knowledge and skills of the A&E nurse. It is hoped this article will add to the knowledge base of A&E nurses as a further enabler towards the continued goal of excellence in practice.

Emergency Nurse. 6, 8, 17-22. doi: 10.7748/en1998.12.6.8.17.c1250

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