Proper instrument care and handling is a basic responsibility of the ophthalmic nurse and technician. This guide outlines in detail the correct methods for sterilizing, storing and maintaining instruments used every day in an ophthalmic practice. New edition includes updated guidelines for immediate use steam sterilization and tips for environmental responsibility. Appendices include a Sample Policy for Instrument Care, a procedure for the care of diamond blades and other materials, and how to avoid TASS (toxic anterior segment syndrome) infection. Easy-to-follow steps and tables ensure that this will become a frequently used reference in any ophthalmic setting.
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Third edition, 2011; 54 pages
Published by the American Society of Ophthalmic Registered Nurses (ASORN)
Editor: Cathy Henning, RN, BSN, CNOR, CRNO