Patient Care Process of Ocular Emergency
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.
KeywordsPatient care process Prioritization Ocular trauma Chemical burn Mass casualty Flowchart
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