• Level 2
  • 3 Hours Duration
  • 1 Year Certificate

Eye Drop Training

This eye drop training will equip your staff with the theoretical and practical skills to safely administer eye drops to patients who require them.

Gain the required skills

This eye drop training will equip your staff with the theoretical and practical skills to safely administer eye drops to patients who require them.

The course underpins the importance of the 7 Rs during any administration.

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Course Summary

  • Describe the function of the eyes
  • Know and identify key anatomy of the eyes
  • List and identify different conditions which can affect the eyes
  • Explain the different treatments for eye conditions
  • List the different side effects of eye medication
  • Know the importance of the 7 R’s in medicine administration
  • Administer eye drops competently
  • Explain their roles and responsibilities when administering eye drops
  • Show their understanding of the importance of gaining consent for the administration of eye drops
  • Describe why good record keeping is essential.

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    Where Do You Deliver The Eye Drop Training?

    We can deliver this Eye Drop training at your premises, as long as it's within the UK. Also, we have our own venues in the Midlands if you don't have access to a training room. We are also able to deliver this training virtually using Zoom.

    How Many Delegates Can I Have On One Session?

    We will deliver this Eye Drop training for a group of up to 12 delegates. For larger groups we can either provide multiple trainers on the same day or run multiple days to get everyone trained.

    Who Is This Eye Drop Training For?

    This training is for anyone working with individuals who require eye drops.

    Who Will Conduct The Training?

    One of our expert tutors, these all have first hand experience with the sector, many of which are Nurses or Doctors – so you’ll be in great hands! We will let you know who is doing the training in advance, you can check out their skills and experience by finding them on our meet the team page.

Eye Drop Training

This eye drop training will equip your staff with the theoretical and practical skills to safely administer eye drops to patients who require them.

The course underpins the importance of the 7 Rs during any administration.

Course Outline: Eye Drop Training

  1. Function of the Eyes

  • Understand the essential role and function of the eyes in vision.
  1. Anatomy of the Eyes

  • Identify and comprehend the key anatomical structures of the eyes.
  1. Common Eye Conditions

  • List and recognize various eye conditions that can affect vision and eye health.
  1. Eye Condition Treatments

  • Explain different treatment options available for managing eye conditions.
  1. Side Effects of Eye Medication

  • Identify and understand potential side effects associated with eye medications.
  1. The 7 R’s in Medicine Administration

  • Recognize and apply the 7 R’s (Right patient, Right medication, Right dose, Right route, Right time, Right documentation, Right response) in the administration of eye drops.
  1. Competent Eye Drop Administration

  • Demonstrate proper techniques and skills for administering eye drops accurately and safely.
  1. Roles and Responsibilities in Eye Drop Administration

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals when administering eye drops.
  1. Consent for Eye Drop Administration

  • Recognize the importance of obtaining consent before administering eye drops.
  1. Importance of Record Keeping

  • Describe the significance of maintaining accurate and comprehensive records in eye drop administration.

Throughout this training, you will gain valuable knowledge andΒ  skills to confidently administer eye drops, ensuring the well-being of individuals with eye conditions.

By understanding eye anatomy, treatment options, and the importance of record keeping, you will be equipped to provide effective care and support to patients in managing their eye health.


Course Summary on Eye Drop Training

The Eye Drop Training course helps care workers, support workers, and nurses learn to use eye drops safely and effectively. They’ll understand how eyes work, common eye problems, and treatments.

They’ll also learn the right way to use eye drops and why it’s important to ask for permission. The course also talks about keeping accurate records and following the 7 R’s when giving medicine.

Finishing this training makes them better at taking care of eyes and helps patients get better.

Learning Outcomes:

Whether you’re in healthcare or aiming to join the field, this course gives you the tools for safe and effective eye care.

Prepare to dive into the intriguing world of eye anatomy, understand common eye issues, and master the art of using eye drops.

By the end of this Eye Drop Training course, you will:

  • Know how the eyes work and spot important structures.
  • Identify different eye problems and their treatments, enabling you to provide proper care.
  • Understand possible side effects of eye medications and take necessary precautions.
  • Show proficiency in giving eye drops following best practices and the 7 R’s of medicine administration.
  • Recognise the importance of getting consent from patients before using eye drops.
  • Understand the significance of accurate record-keeping for good communication and consistent care.

With these skills, you’ll be well-prepared to offer safe and effective eye care, ensuring the best results for your patients.

Questions and Answer

Do you require specialist training to administer medication?

Yes, administering medication typically requires specialist training, especially if you are not a qualified healthcare professional.

Healthcare providers, such as doctors, nurses, and pharmacists, receive specific training in medication administration as part of their education.

They learn about the correct dosage, routes of administration, potential side effects, and safety precautions.

How many drops are in a 5ml bottle of eye drops?

The number of drops in a 5ml bottle of eye drops can vary, but on average, there are approximately 100 to 150 drops in such a bottle.

Please remember to follow the dosing instructions provided with the eye drops or consult a healthcare professional for precise usage guidance.

What is the correct order of eye drop administration?

The correct order for administering eye drops is:

  • Wash your hands.
  • Tilt your head back and look up.
  • Use one hand to gently pull down your lower eyelid.
  • Hold the eye drop bottle with your other hand, aiming for the pocket created by your lower eyelid.
  • Release one drop into the pocket.
  • Close your eye without blinking for a moment.
  • Wipe away any excess liquid.
  • Wash your hands again.

5 Rules to follow in giving eye drops and ointment

Giving eye drops and ointment:

  1. At the right time;
  2. With the right strength;
  3. Using the right method;
  4. To the correct person;
  5. In the right eye.

More things to think about:

  1. Cleanliness: Wash your hands well before and after giving the medicine to prevent infections.
  2. Eye in Question: Double-check with the patient which eye requires the medicine, or check the prescription, especially if only one eye is involved.
  3. Storage: Keep the medicine in the right place as directed to make sure it works well.

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