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Title: Best practices on operative nursing care in ophthalmic surgery for cataract and retinal detachment in South Africa: a systematic review
Authors: Suveena Singh 
Keywords: Retinal detachment;Western Cape;pre-operative and post-operative protocols;cataract;nursing care
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: University of the Western Cape
Source: Singh, Suveena. Best Practices on Operative Nursing Care in Ophthalmic Surgery for Cataract and Retinal ... a Systematic Review. South Africa: Faculty of Community and Health Sciences, University of the Western Cape, 2012.
Abstract: Literature shows that cataracts are the leading cause of blindness globally and nationally. Retinal detachment has also been a substantial problem both globally and nationally. Both of these conditions are prevalent in patients of 50 years and older. The treatment for both conditions is for surgery to be performed. In the Western Cape the three leading hospitals do not have ophthalmic pre-operative and post-operative protocols.Review question:What are the best practices to manage pre-operative and post-operative nursing care in patients waiting for cataract and retinal detachment surgery? objectives:1. To determine the best practice in pre-operative and post-operative care in patients who have undergone cataract and/or retinal detachment surgery regarding: health education offered by nurses, counselling to prevent psychological effects, and positioning to prevent physical complications. 2. To develop a framework based on systematic reviews for pre-operative and post-operative ophthalmic nursing care in South Africa. Methodology: A systematic review using the guide by the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination was done, and studies were identified by searching various electronic databases and visually scanning reference lists from the relevant studies. Studies that were included were evidence-based. All study types were considered and the studies were selected based on the title and, where available, the abstract. These were then assessed against the inclusion criteria. A narrative synthesis was used. Finally the evidence was summarised and a framework was drawn up, focusing on pre-operative and post-operative nursing care for cataract and retinal detachment surgery
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