Communication in the digital age

Fiona Fraser, Katrina Bannigan

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Abstract

This handbook of ophthalmic nursing standards and procedures has been developed to assist healthcare professionals working in a wide range of ophthalmic settings, and also to provide the patient with safe and consistent ophthalmic nursing care. Ophthalmic care is constantly changing and progressing, with new technical roles being introduced all the time.
The authors discovered within their own unit that new healthcare professionals, both registered and non-registered, were often shown slightly different ways of doing things by more experienced members of the team, which led to confusion. They felt it was a bit like driving; bad habits can easily slip into everyday practice. For this reason, they developed standards of care to act as a benchmark for the ophthalmic practitioner.

Written in response to a widely expressed need for greater clarity and consistency, this highly regarded book offers a comprehensive one-stop resource for all ophthalmic practitioners, whether they are registered nurses, healthcare assistants or ophthalmic technicians. This new edition has been revised to make the text even clearer and bring all the guidance up to date, covering communication, visual acuity testing, ocular medications, the ophthalmic outpatient department, biometry, the ophthalmic accident and emergency department, the slit lamp and tonometry, additional standards using specific equipment, and suggested documentation for providing evidence of development and competence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransitions to practice: essential concepts for health and social care professions
EditorsTeena J Clouston, Lyn Westcott, Steven W Whitcombe
Place of PublicationCumbria
PublisherM&K Update Ltd
Pages85-96
Number of pages12
Edition1st
ISBN (Print)9781910451588, 9781910451083
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • health practitioners
  • social care practitioners
  • UK social care systems
  • professional strategies
  • transitions
  • digital communication

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    Fraser, F., & Bannigan, K. (2018). Communication in the digital age. In T. J. Clouston, L. Westcott, & S. W. Whitcombe (Eds.), Transitions to practice: essential concepts for health and social care professions (1st ed., pp. 85-96). M&K Update Ltd.