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Irrigate the Eye and Instill Eye Medication

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As a nurse or medical assistant in a doctor's office, you may be asked to assist with minor eye injuries or eye treatment. Learn how to perform this procedure.

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As a nurse or medical assistant in a doctor's office, you may be asked to assist with minor eye injuries or eye treatment. This module provides a detailed overview of how to prepare for and perform irrigation of the patient’s eye and instill eye medication. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers two scenarios that test your ability to irrigate the eye with sterile saline solution and instill drops of medication into the eye. Practice the steps of the procedures online as often as you want, until you are confident. This module is based on the entry-level competencies for which the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) test the Medical Assistant.

You’ll learn

  • relevant medical terminology
  • pre-procedure and post-procedure considerations
  • to visualize the key anatomical structures surrounding the eye, and the components of the eye in cross-section
  • how to prepare for and perform safe and correct eye irrigation
  • how to prepare for and instill medication safely into a patient's eye
  • how to apply drug administration safety guidelines
  • correct recording and reporting procedures
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Introduction
Step 1 - Preparation
Step 1.1 - Equipment preparation
Step 1.2 - Medical assistant preparation
Step 1.3 - Patient preparation
Step 2 - Position the patient
Step 2.1 - Eye irrigation
Step 2.2 - Medication instillation
Step 3 - Irrigate the eye
Step 3.1 - Clean the eye
Step 3.2 - Prepare the solution for eye irrigation
Step 3.2.1 - Pre-packaged dispenser
Step 3.2.2 - Stock solution
Step 3.2.3 - Pre-packaged bag of solution
Step 3.3 - Irrigate the eye
Step 4 - Instill eye medication
Step 4.1 - Prepare the medication for eye instillation
Step 4.2 - Instill the medication
Step 5 - Complete the procedure
  • Describe pre-procedure considerations for eye irrigation and for instillation of medication into an eye.
  • Describe and demonstrate the preparation for eye irrigation and for instillation of medication into an eye.
  • Describe and demonstrate how to perform safe and correct eye irrigation.
  • Describe and demonstrate how to instill medication safely into a patient's eye.
  • Understand and apply drug administration safety guidelines (seven rights).
  • Describe and demonstrate correct post-procedure considerations.
  • Define and demonstrate correct recording and reporting.
  • Define and use related medical terminology.
  • Understand and apply Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.
  • Explain the Patient Privacy Rule (HIPAA), Patient Safety Act, and Patients' Bill of Rights.

The SIMTICS modules are all easy to use and web-based. This means they are available at any time as long as the learner has an internet connection. No special hardware or other equipment is required, other than a computer mouse for use in the simulations. Each of the SIMTICS modules covers one specific procedure or topic in detail. Each module contains:

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  • descriptive text, which explains exactly how to perform that particular procedure including key terms and hyperlinks to references
  • 2D images and a 3D model of applied anatomy for that particular topic
  • a step by step video demonstration by an expert
  • a quiz
  • a personal logbook that keeps track of all the modules the learner has studied and how long

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