Emergency Care in the Optometric Setting

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Dezember 2003



Written by optometrists, for optometrists, "Emergency Care in the Optometric Setting" covers most emergency situations optometrists may confront. This excellent guide offers the optometrist a ready reference to dealing with patient emergencies from life-threatening losses of consciousness, breathing difficulties, and chest pain to the most common ocular urgencies and emergencies. A book that should be in every optometrist's office, this concise, easy-to-use guide provides: *An approach to rapid, appropriate responses for emergencies from asthma attacks to eye injuries *Step-by-step guidance for dealing with the most commonly encountered in-office emergencies and their complications *Evaluation recommendations, potential complications, and management guidance for common emergencies *Hands-on help with eye trauma, foreign bodies, diplopia, acute eye pain, closed-angle crises, red eye, and more *Structured, rapid-review responses to transitory and persistent vision loss *Guidance on flashes, floaters, and post-surgical care *Straightforward talk on emergency prevention *Advice on being prepared for emergencies *Quick-lookup guide to medical-legal considerations PERFECT ON-HAND GUIDE FOR TREATING EYE--AND OTHER HEALTH--EMERGENCIES


Part I Life Threatening Emergencies
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Prevention
Chapter 3 The In-Office Emergency
Chapter 4 Checking the Patient
Chapter 5 Unconsciousness
Chapter 6 Breathing Emergencies
Chapter 7 Sudden Illness
Chapter 8 Chest Pain
Chapter 9 Being Prepared
Chapter 10 Medical-Legal Considerations
Part II Ocular Urgencies and Emergencies
Chapter 11 Ocular Foreign Bodies
Chapter 12 Ocular Trauma
Chapter 13 Diplopia
Chapter 14 Red Eye
Chapter 15 Acute Eye Pain
Chapter 16 Transient Vision Loss
Chapter 17 Persistent Vision Loss
Chapter 18 Flashes and Floaters
Chapter 19 Postsurgical Care


Richard J. Madonna, OD, MA, FAAO
Associate Professor
Chief, Ocular Disease

State University of New York
State College of Optometry
New York, NY

Michael A. Heiberger, OD, MA
Associate Clinical Professor
Special Testing Service
State University of New York
State College of Optometry
New York, NY

Leon Nehman, OD
Assistant Clinical Professor
State University of New York
State College of Optometry
New York, NY

EAN: 9780071375535
ISBN: 0071375538
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2003
Seitenanzahl: 1 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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