Emergency Care in the Optometric Setting

Paperback | December 11, 2003

byMichael H. Heiberger

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This concise, easy-to-use book addresses ocular and medical emergencies most often seen and managed by optometrists. Each emergency includes a brief overview of the condition, recommended evaluation, potential complications, and appropriate management. The text is supplemented by helpful flow charts detailing step-by-step patient care and sample examination forms to help clinicians avoid errors of omission.

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This concise, easy-to-use book addresses ocular and medical emergencies most often seen and managed by optometrists. Each emergency includes a brief overview of the condition, recommended evaluation, potential complications, and appropriate management. The text is supplemented by helpful flow charts detailing step-by-step patient care ...

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Written by optometrists, for optometrists, Emergency Care in the Optometric Settingcovers 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 mos...

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 P...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.43 inPublished:December 11, 2003Publisher:McGraw-HillLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071375538

ISBN - 13:9780071375535

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Table of Contents

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