Lecture: Decontamination and Sterilization of Ophthalmic Surgical Instruments

During this live webinar, Lori Pacheco will discuss best practices in sterile processing. Topics include the decontamination phase, the various methods of sterilization with advantages and disadvantages of each, quality control, and storage/return to the sterile field. Lecturer: Lori Pacheco, RN, CRNO, Orbis International Transcript MS PACHECO: Hi, everyone. Welcome! My name is Lori. Thank … Read more

Manual: Primary Eye Care Training

The purpose of this manual is to provide guidance in the design, implementation and evaluation of a course that aims to build and strengthen the capacity of health personnel to manage eye patients at primary-level health facilities in the African Region.  The course falls within the remit of continuous professional development in its broadest sense.  … Read more

Tutorial: School Nurse Vision Screening

Vision screening for school children ensures a successful learning experience.  School nurses perform a vital role in efficient and effective screening.  This tutorial illustrates the importance of school vision screening and presents techniques to accomplish it efficiently and effectively.  It is not intended to represent the single best method in school based vision screening but … Read more

Lecture: Common Oculoplastic Surgeries: A Nurse’s View

Oculoplastic surgery involves the orbit, eyelids, tear ducts and the face. Many patients experience droopy eyelids (ptosis), eyelid malposition (entropion/ectropion & Bell’s palsy) and lacrimal plumbing issues (inadequate drainage). This webinar reviews the diagnosis, surgical repair as well as the nurse’s role in the pre/post-operative care of the patient. Lecturer: “Nurse Sandy”, Sandy Burnett, RN, … Read more

Volume I: Ophthalmic Nursing

Ophthalmic nursing encompasses many subspecialty nursing skills and areas of knowledge including clinical assessment and triage, pre-operative preparation, surgical intervention, anesthetics, post-operative recovery, instrument cleaning, medical treatment and evaluation, patient education and advocacy, and management. Before we are able to function as a member of the ophthalmic nursing team, there are particular basic skills which, … Read more