Blog: Ophthalmic Operating Theatre Practice: A Manual for Lower-Resource Settings Second Edition
By Phil Hoare
I am pleased to announce that the above-mentioned much awaited second edition has been launched, and is available as a free download on the ICEH Journal website . A hard copy edition will be published in the next few months and will be announced on the IAPB Standard List.
With greater emphasis on systems, the 2nd edition of Ophthalmic Operating Theatre Practice tackles service delivery at the root. The manual provides teaching on: daily management, management of self, understanding common eye conditions requiring surgical intervention, how to work within the operating theatre facility, and how to safely care for the patient.
While the text is focused on the Operating Theatre – or Operating Room – as it is also referred to, elements can be applied to minor procedure and outpatient clinics, mobile health units, wards and community health situations. This manual can be utilised by existing professionals requiring a refresher, and those new to the profession. It also provides an introduction to non-medically-trained development professionals and support staff, giving them an understanding of how ophthalmic health care facilities function and the important relationship, role and leadership of the ophthalmic nurses and technicians within it – including their compliance requirements and the sector’s expectations of such licensed professionals.