Developing a training package for eye clinic staff

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Ophthalmic nursing is a highly specialised environment that is becoming progressively more complex as new and emerging
technology facilitates the effective treatment of patients with a wide range of eye conditions. Formal training in ophthalmic
nursing practice remains difficult to access, and for unqualified staff, training is often haphazard and experiential. Within
the following paper, the author sought to develop a portfolio-based training package that would primarily address the
needs of healthcare assistants working within the ophthalmic outpatient department environment. The paper catalogues
the development, inception and delivery of the training package, and reflects upon a number of both positive and negative
issues that emerged, providing a resource for individuals considering the development of a similar programme within their
own place of work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-8
JournalJournal of the European Society of Ophthalmic Nurses and Technicians
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • advanced nursing practice
  • nurse education
  • Healthcare assistants
  • portfolio-based learning
  • outpatient department


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