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PDUK AR76 Ophthalmic practice in primary care

Course summary

This study day will put you up to speed on your essential ophthalmology skills. It is
aimed at practitioners who work in primary, emergency and urgent care settings and will appeal to nurses and allied health professionals.

Who should attend?

Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Nurse Practitioners
Practice Nurses
Allied Health Professionals such as Paramedics

Important notes

All course material, evaluations and certificate of attendance included.

Completion of this course is not a guarantee of competency.


Course duration Course CPD In-house Course
1 day(s) 8 hour(s) POA

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Aims / objectives

  • Apply the principles of structured history taking and physical examination when
  • conducting an assessment of the patient with an eye complaint.
  • Recognise when a patient's condition is of an emergent or sight threatening
  • nature; managing accordingly.
  • Practice eye examination techniques on a colleague.
  • Discuss diagnosis and management of common ophthalmologic conditions seen
  • in primary care.

Course programme

  • Anatomy of the eye
  • Ophthalmic history taking including red flags
  • Ophthalmologic examination including vision testing, external ocular assessment and honing your fundoscopy skills.
  • Fluorescine staining, eyelid eversion, foreign body removal.
  • Spotting emergent and sight threatening eye conditions
  • Identification and management of common presentations including red eye and painful eye

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