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Eye Medications—Drops and Ointments

presented by Kim Tate, RN, BSN and Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board

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Financial: Kim Tate was an employee at Enhabit Home Health and Hospice. She is also a consultant at Tate Healthcare Consulting Solutions. She receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Kim Tate has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Total Course Timing: 24 Minutes

This course will cover the proper procedure as well as patient education, documentation guidelines, and care considerations for the administration of eye drops and ointment medications.

Meet Your Instructors

Kim Tate, RN, BSN

Kim Tate is a registered nurse with over three decades of healthcare experience. She is a passionate clinical leader who strives to deliver quality care and positive patient outcomes. She has a bachelor of science in nursing with a proven track record of facilitating and leading the effectiveness of clinical programs, operational efficiency, regulatory compliance,…

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Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board,

The MedBridge Clinical Procedure Manual Review Board ensures the development and maintenance of up-to-date and evidence-based clinical procedures. The review board is composed of leading nurse experts in the field: Danielle Pierotti, RN, PhD, CENP, and Margherita Labson, RN, BSN, MSHSA. The review board is involved in selecting the scope of procedures developed, approving subject…

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1. Introduction

This chapter includes an introduction to the administration of eye drops and ointment medications, information on all of the equipment and previsit preparation needed for this assessment, and recommended infection control policies.

2. Procedure: Administering Eye Drops

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of administering eye drops.

3. Procedure: Administering Eye Ointment

This chapter will provide a step-by-step procedure guide and video demonstration of administering eye ointment.

4. Tips, Precautions, and Care Considerations

This chapter provides tips, precautions, and considerations for performing these skills in the home.

5. Patient and Caregiver Education

This chapter provides information on what education the patient (and caregiver) needs to support self-management of their care.

6. Documentation Guidelines

This chapter provides recommendations on what to note when documenting for patients receiving eye drops and ointment medications.

7. Conclusion

This chapter includes learning assessment questions to assess the learner’s knowledge of skills covered in this course. A bibliography of referenced material is also included.

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