The importance of protocol-based eye care in the paediatric intensive care unit
evidence and practice    

The importance of protocol-based eye care in the paediatric intensive care unit

Catherine Boal Children’s nurse, paediatric intensive care unit, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Doris Corkin Senior lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Eye care is a fundamental aspect of personal hygiene that should not be neglected in a critically ill child. This article informs nursing care by linking theory to practice, based on a systematic search and critical review of the literature. It explores the significance of evidence related to the eye care of a ventilated child and considers the role of the children’s nurse as an agent for change in developing an eye care protocol for use in the paediatric intensive care unit.

Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2019.e1196

Peer review

This article has been subject to open peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

d.corkin@qub.ac.uk

Conflict of interest

None declared

Boal C, Corkin D (2019) The importance of protocol-based eye care in the paediatric intensive care unit. Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2019.e1196

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank Carolyn Green, sister, paediatric intensive care unit, Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children who is the co-author of Figure 1

Published online: 04 July 2019