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How To Avoid Triggering Dry Eye

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Dry eye is a common health condition that develops when your tears don't provide enough lubrication for your eyes. Tear production can become inadequate for many different reasons, so there is no one single cause for the condition.

Dry eyes can occur when your eyes don't produce enough tears or your tears are low quality. Eyes can become irritated and inflamed due to there not being enough lubrication of the eye surface. 

Patients with dry eye complain that their eyes feel uncomfortable with stinging or burning sensations. Dry eye can develop in certain environments, such as in air-conditioned spaces, airplanes, long periods of staring at computer screens, and when riding a bike.

Dry eye treatments can include eye drops or changes in lifestyle, which can provide some relief. Many people suffer with long-term dry eye symptoms so treatments or prevention measures may need to be used indefinitely.

How to prevent dry eye 

Anyone experiencing dry eye will want to do all they can to trigger the symptoms. There are a few things that you can do to help prevent dry eye from developing, such as the following:

PDUK provides professional training courses for healthcare providers and medical practitioners such as nurses, clinicians and allied healthcare workers. We highly recommend the following courses for practitioners working in primary healthcare environments and involved in the assessment and management of minor health conditions.

AOL11 Minor ailments: ear and eye conditions for the primary care practitioner - Online

This four-hour course is held online and will help healthcare providers get up to speed with common ear and eye conditions. The course covers a wide range of presentations, focusing on evidence-based assessment and management along with safe practice.

It is aimed at practice nurses, community nurses, registered nurses and allied health professionals. Participants will gain skills and knowledge in the following:

Course times are from 09:30am- 1:00pm. All course material, evaluations and certificates are provided.

A13 Minor ailments essentials: Online

This three-day course is accredited by the RCN Centre for Professional Accreditation until the 24th  April 2024. This is a minor illness course for healthcare practitioners to help build skills and  confidence in patient history taking and physical examination. This course focusses on common and not so common patient complaints seen in primary health care.

This training programme is aimed at nurse practitioners, practice nurses, non-medical prescribers, pharmacists, paramedics and other allied health professionals already confident in history taking and physical examination.

Programme participants will gain valuable skills and knowledge in the following:

The course runs from 10:00am- 4:30pm and all course material, evaluations and certificate are provided.