Principles of Ophthalmic Nursing
Ophthalmic Nursing Course
The Principles of Ophthalmic Nursing course offered through the Queensland University of Technology is NOW CLOSED FOR 2013.
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AONAQ Annual Conference
Saturday 23th August 2014
Brisbane Convention Centre
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Life Member Guidelines
Life membership is an honour bestowed on members of the Association.
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Draft Professional Practice Standards for Ophthalmic Nursing Released
The AONA National Co-ordinating Committee are proud to announce the release of the Professional Practice Standards (PPS) for ophthalmic nursing in Australia. The PPS represents the scope of practice of ophthalmic nurses throughout Australia, regardless of their geographical area or practice setting. To meet this goal the document is broad in its scope in order to be useful and meaningful to a wide range of ophthalmic registered nurses. Rather than being prescriptive in nature the final document provides a framework to be used by individual practitioners and organisations, within their specific context, to develop performance criteria appropriate to their own circumstances.
Additionally practice statements are consistent with the definition of competence provided by the ANMC. Therefore the framework describes a combination of skills, knowledge, attitudes, values and abilities rather than simply describing the technical skills unique to the profession . The format adopted by the ANMC in the Competency Standard for the Registered Nurse and the ANF Competency Standards for the Advanced Registered Nurse meet this requirement and provided a suitable structure for an ophthalmic nursing framework.
These practice standards for ophthalmic nursing in Australia build upon the ANMC standards for the competent entry level practitioner, rather than repeating the content of these accepted documents. They may also be used in conjunction with other standards as appropriate, eg: ACORN Standards. The aim being to produce a document that is concise and simple to understand and use. We look forward to receiving feedback from members regarding the Standards.
Plese download the Standards, Background Document and Feedback form below. Feedback can be returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to: AONAQ, PO Box 877, SPRING HILL QLD 4004.
STANDARDS BACKGROUND DOCUMENT FEEDBACK FORM
NPS Medicinewise is an independent, not for profit, evidence based service promoting the safe use of medicines. Check it out at www.nps.org. NPS is running a webinar for nurses in November on the management of type II diabetes. As many of our ophthalmic patients are effected by this disease you might like to join in, register on the NPS homepage.