Examination of the newborn: the key skills. Part 1. The eye.

Carr, N. and Foster, P. (2014) Examination of the newborn: the key skills. Part 1. The eye. The practising midwife, 17 (1). pp. 26-29. ISSN 14613123 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Midwives are increasingly performing the examination of the newborn. In the first of a four-part series, this article considers the importance of the eye examination in the screening process. The significance of history taking, knowledge of risk factors and the detection of the red reflex will be explored. The necessity for early detection of retinoblastoma, congenital cataracts and glaucoma, and the prerequisite referral pathways that the Newborn infant physical examination (NIPE) requires will also be highlighted.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: article, cataract, clinical competence, eye disease, female, glaucoma, human, in service training, male, methodology, midwife, newborn, newborn screening, nurse attitude, nursing, United Kingdom, vision test, visual acuity, Cataract, Clinical Competence, Eye Diseases, Female, Glaucoma, Great Britain, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Inservice Training, Male, Midwifery, Neonatal Screening, Nurse's Role, Vision Screening, Visual Acuity
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Divisions: UoA Collections > UoA 03: Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing & Pharmacy
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > Centre for Social Care, Health and Related Research (C-SHARR) > Family Health
Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences > School of Nursing and Midwifery
Depositing User: Yasser Nawaz
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2017 09:56
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2017 09:56
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/1974

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