This programme is aimed at Diploma graduates / Qualified in Nursing, with some previous experience and interest in incorporating and updating knowledge related to new technologies and their application in surgical ophthalmology. The course consists of 2 periods: 3-4 months of clinical practice at the centre, and a period of elaboration of the postgraduate final project.
- Coordinator: Marta Oller
- Mrs Nuria Durán
- Mrs Mónica Guardia
- Mrs Verónica Guiu
- Mrs Noemí Martínez
- Mrs Ana Molina
- Mrs Mar Palomares
The evaluation of the student will be done on a continuous basis and with the presentation of a final postgraduate work. Attendance and the final project are compulsory.
The registration fee is €4,280. It must be paid by bank transfer (IBAN: BBVA ES77 0182 4370 80 0201514067 - SWIFT/BIC: BBVAESMM 0182 4370 80 02015140).
- Anatomy and physiology of the eye: anterior pole, ocular adnexa, posterior pole and optic tracts.
- Ocular disorders: the most prevalent disorders of the anterior pole, ocular adnexa, posterior pole.
- Ophthalmic surgery.
- Prior tests.
- Surgery: eyelids, lacrimal apparatus, orbit, cornea, crystalline lens and retina.
- Types of ophthalmic laser.
- Safety measures.
- The most commonly used drugs in ophthalmology.
- Routes of administration.
Basics concepts of nursing in the ophthalmic operating theatre
- Layout and organisation of the operating theatre.
- Infection prevention and control.
- Preparation for surgery.
- Basic and specific instrumentation.
- Operation of surgical equipment.
- Ophthalmic anaesthesia: general, local – sedation, local – retrobulbar, local – peribulbar.
- Preoperative physical and psychological preparation of the patient.
- Preoperative preparation.
- Operating theatre tidiness and instrument cleanliness and care.
- New generation sterilisers.
Instrumentation and the nurse’s role in ophthalmic surgery
- Anterior segment surgery: cataracts, IOL implants, deep sclerectomy, valve surgery and trabeculectomy, corneal transplantation, amniotic membrane transplantation.
- Posterior segment: retinal detachment, venous thrombosis surgery, macular hole, macular translocation, vitreous haemorrhage, intraocular tumours, trauma and foreign bodies.
- Eyelids, orbit and lacrimal ducts: blepharoplasty, ptosis, evisceration plus implant, dacryocystectomy, entropion, ectropion, orbital decompression and midface, tissue grafting, endoscopic surgery.
- Refractive: LASIK, PRK/PTK, intracorneal segments, arcuate keratotomy, crystalline lens surgery, phakic IOL implantation.
- Strabismus surgery.
- Preoperative mydriasis and coding of eye drops.
Immediate postoperative patient care
- Reviving and moving the patient, the most common short- and medium-term complications, prevention, postoperative pain considerations, guidelines for the administration of medical treatment, information and postoperative education.
- Materials and human resource management: planning and scheduling of surgical interventions, anticipating material needs and optimising purchasing, surgical team dynamics.