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Nursing Interventions and Tips on How to Answer Nursing Exam Questions On Increased Intra Ocular Pressure

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					Nursing Interventions and Tips on How to Answer Nursing
Exam Questions on Increased Intra Ocular Pressure
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   Step 1

      Know what may cause it
      Increased intra ocular pressure is may be caused by glaucoma. In this case
      the trabecular network which drains the fluid from the eyes is blocked so
      there is no place for the fluid to go due to the obstruction.

   Step 2
      Know the signs
      Pain in and around the eyes may occur in transient attacks. The person may
      be nauseous and may also vomit. Their vision may become blurred.
      Measurement of the persons IOP by tonometry may be greater than 50 mm
      Hg.

   Step 3
      Know methods of preventing increasing IOP
      Avoiding bending over at the waist prevents increased IOP
      Not straining during movements prevents increased IOP (give stool
      softeners)
      Not coughing or sneezing prevents increased IOP
      Avoid medication that increase IOP like anticholinergics and corticosteroids
      unless prescribed by physician in a case where the benefits outweigh the
      risk

   Step 4
      Increased IOP is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment
      and exams usually test to see if you know what to do in an emergency.
      When you come across questions on increased IOP, keep these tips in mind.

				
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