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About ASORN

The mission of ASORN is to foster excellence in ophthalmic patient care while supporting the ophthalmic team through individual development, education, and evidence based practice.

ASORN was organized in 1976 to unite registered nurses committed to providing quality ophthalmic care. Today ASORN is dedicated to being a resource for not only ophthalmic nurses but all ophthalmic personnel who are committed to fostering the ophthalmic team concept and collaboration among all who work in our specialty.

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2021 Virtual Ophthalmic Update

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Dealing with the Stress of COVID-19
Management of Eyelid and Ocular Adnexal Tumors
The Use of Digital Modalities for Consults
Neuro-Ophthalmic Emergencies

Dealing with the Stress of COVID-19

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Management of Eyelid and Ocular Adnexal Tumors

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The Use of Digital Modalities for Consults

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Neuro-Ophthalmic Emergencies

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ASORN Publication

CRNO Examination Study Guide

THIRD EDITION NOW AVAILABLE!

This certification study guide from ASORN contains three practice exams of 250 questions each weighted similar to the CRNO exam, supplemental questions in each of the exam content areas and question answers with location in ASORN publications.

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Essentials of Ophthalmic Nursing Series - Complete Series 1-4

Written by ophthalmic nurses, from a nursing perspective the Essentials series is the go-to manual for all aspects of ophthalmic nursing, outlining incidence, etiology, signs and symptoms, complications and medical management of various ophthalmic disorders.  

Books 1-4 (see individual listing for details)

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Book 1 - Essentials of Ophthalmic Nursing Series

Book 1 - Ocular Anatomy and Physiology, Embryology, Nursing Assessment, Visual Impairment, Nutritional Disorders, Systemic Disorders with Ocular Manifestations, and Professional Issues.  

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Book 2 - Essentials of Ophthalmic Nursing Series

Book 2 - Conjunctival Disorders, Corneal Disorders, Lacrimal System Disorders, Lens Disorders, Muscle Disorders, Neoplastics Disorders

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Book 3 - Essentials of Ophthalmic Nursing Series

Book 3 - Neuro-Ophthalmic Disorders, Retinal and Vitreal Disorders, Scleral Disorders, Traumatic Disorders, Uveal Disorders 

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Book 4 - Essentials of Ophthalmic Nursing Series

On Sale Now - Book 4 - Pharmacology
Member Price $50 (regular $79) 
Non Member Price $70 (regular $119)

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Care and Handling of Ophthalmic Microsurgical Instruments

Proper instrument care and handling is a basic responsibility of the ophthalmic nurse and technician. This guide outlines in detail the correct methods for sterilizing, storing and maintaining instruments used every day in an ophthalmic practice.

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Ophthalmic Procedures in the Office and Clinic

FOURTH EDITION NOW AVAILABLE!

This book documents a range of procedures that the nurse or technician performs in an ophthalmic office/clinic setting.

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Ophthalmic Procedures in the Operating Room and Ambulatory Surgery Center

The procedures included in this manual are for use as tools in providing patient care where surgical procedures are performed. The content is written from a nursing perspective, but is appropriate for all ophthalmic personnel including technicians.

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Scope and Standards of Ophthalmic Clinical Nursing Practice

This publication establishes guidelines to provide excellent, consistent, cost-effective ophthalmic nursing care, and to follow through by evaluating professional ophthalmic nursing practice. These universal standards focus on providing nursing care and performing professional role activities while considering the tremendous variability in environments and roles in which nurses function.

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Get involved by volunteering with ASORN! There is a high need for volunteers on 2021 committees to ensure that all of ASORN's programs continue to be successful. Read about the Committees of ASORN and fill out a volunteer form below in our Volunteer Portal. After completing the form a member of ASORN leadership will contact you within a couple weeks with possible opportunities.

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