The value of International Glaucoma Association in ophthalmic nursing education - its impact on patient care

Seewoodhary, Mahesh, Buttress, Daniel, Seymour, Pauline, Magar, Rita Sunari, Jose, Maria, Bansi, Zuzana and Mendy, Mamibeth (2017) The value of International Glaucoma Association in ophthalmic nursing education - its impact on patient care. International Glaucoma Association IGA News, Autumn (2017). pp. 45-47.

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Abstract

Glaucoma is one of the many eye conditions more easily managed the earlier it is detected. Ophthalmic nurses are key members of the multidisciplinary team in glaucoma management across the country. Health promotion and patient empowerment are key factors in enhancing a patient's own ability to treat and mange their own condition. The University of West London ophthalmic nursing students have benefited from talks given by the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) staff. This has helped to develop an insight into patients' issues and provided them with practical advice.Ophthalmic nurses do encounter challenges in glaucoma practice such as patient language barrier, non-concordance with drop instillation and poor knowledge. The wrist and knuckle eye drop instillation method is helpful for patients when instilling eye drops. The glaucoma support group initiative have been well attended with positive feedback. Nurses are key drivers in this initiative with IGA support. No one needs to go blind from glaucoma if patients re empowered and educated to an optimum level.Ophthalmic nursing education is the platform on which we can build a better future for the glaucoma patients and their families .

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Glaucoma, patient education, empowerment , non-concordance
Subjects: Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health > Healthcare education
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Depositing User: Mahesh Seewoodhary
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2017 13:35
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 08:26
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/4046

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