October 8th 2019
IAPB announce the launch of the WHO world Report on Vision.
The World Report on Vision seeks to generate greater awareness and increased political will and investment to strengthen eye care globally. The report sets out concrete proposals to address significant challenges in delivering eye care. Its key proposal is to integrate and scale up ‘people-centred eye care’, embedded in health systems and based on strong primary health care. read on
Saturday 25th August 2018
Australian Ophthalmic Nurses National Standards Framework
Brisbane: The Australian Ophthalmic Nurses Association National Council launched the countries first professional practice framework for ophthalmic nurses, at the AONA-QLD Conference today.
“The Standards” says AONANC Chair – Heather Machin, “have been developed to provide individual nurses, employers and the wider eye care sector with a defined explanation of what is expected of ophthalmic nurses in the contemporary Australian eye-healthcare system.
“We are entering a period where there is increased need for nurse engagement and involvement in ophthalmic services, but to do so, we as nurses need to understand our role, what is expected of us – and how we can support the wider eye care sector to reach the collective national eye care needs.
“Our team – spearhead by Queensland Nurse Amanda Wylie, examined ophthalmic frameworks from around the world, and cross-matched them to other nursing sub-specialist professionals in Australia prior to devising a practice framework that is relevant to both nursing and the eye care sector. “The Standards are designed to sit within the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia’s Registered Nurse Standards for Practice. View The Standards