Patient Care Process of Ocular Emergency

  • Hua Yan
  • Jiaxing Wang
  • Ying Li
  • Xiangda Meng
  • Xuyang Yao
Chapter
Part of the Ocular Trauma book series (OCTRA)

Abstract

In case of ocular emergency, prioritization is of great importance. A well-organized patient care process will save time and alleviate the patients’ suffering to a great extent. In this chapter, the general patient care process of various ocular emergencies including ocular trauma, chemical burn, and other common ocular emergencies is discussed in a step-by-step manner, from initial consultation with an ophthalmologist to treatment and follow-up. Patient care process on special events such as mass casualty is also well discussed. A recommended flowchart is provided for each case to help the clinicians and nurses keep a clear mind and make proper decisions from the chaos of ocular emergency.

Keywords

Patient care process Prioritization Ocular trauma Chemical burn Mass casualty Flowchart 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hua Yan
    • 1
  • Jiaxing Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ying Li
    • 2
  • Xiangda Meng
    • 1
  • Xuyang Yao
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyTianjin Medical University General HospitalTianjinChina
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Department of OphthalmologyPeking UniversityBeijingChina

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