Flashcards in Objective 6a, 6b, 6c Triage procedures Deck (16):
Sudden and/or transient loss of vision?
Red Light, Immediate attention
Yellow Light, same day. Could be allergic reaction, insect bites or chalazion that is not serious. OR Cellulitis more serious may present in same manner but most likely be much more painful.
Headaches with contact lens wear?
NO triage. Needs routine exam. Under or over correction of Rx
Headaches in Conjunction with: Loss of appetite, scalp tenderness, general malaise, stiff neck, nausea or vomiting, halos around lights and sinus infection.
Red Light, could be temporal arteritis , meningitis, angle closure glaucoma or cellulitis.
Red light. Flush eyes 20-30 mins with sterile saline if not available used water. Send to Hospital ASAP
Diplopia and/or Ptosis
Red light, sudden onset with ptosis and abnormal pupil
Red, painful eye?
Yellow light, Remove contacts immediately, conjuctivitis, uveitis or keratitis which may be secondary to corneal ulcers, infiltrates or iritis.
Yellow if BOTH eyes, Green if one eye
Red light, impending retinal detachment, preceeding migraine or viterous detachment.
Halos with contact lens wear
Green light, be seen within the week. Corneal edema which could be caused by ill fitting or dirty contact lenses. Post-op complications or chronic conjunctivitis
** If accompanied with severe pain, nausea and vomiting RED light.
Blurry vision with contact lenses?
No triage, Re-fit or Rx
Foreign body sensation?
Areas of blank vision?
Red light, maybe be sign of retinal tear or possible detachment
Trauma to the eye?
Red Light, blunt trauma, hyphema, blow-out fracture, prev surgery