Radius Pharmacy Conjunctivitis

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Radius Pharmacy Conjunctivitis

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Conjunctivitis is Caused When
    • A. 

      The Iris becomes Infected

    • B. 

      The Sclera becomes inflammed

    • C. 

      The Pupil becomes Damaged

    • D. 

      The Conjunctiva becomes Inflammed

    • E. 

      The surface of the cornea is too flat

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a function of conjunctiva?
    • A. 

      Protects the Sclera

    • B. 

      Refracts light to enable vision

    • C. 

      Produces Mucous and Tears

    • D. 

      Helps prevent microbes entering the eye

    • E. 

      Decreases Friction when we blink

  • 3. 
    The 5 MAIN types of conjunctivitis are:Allergic, Bacterial, Adenoviral, Irritant  and
  • 4. 
    Which of the following regarding bacterial conjunctivitis is FALSE
    • A. 

      Due to the common pyogenic (pus-producing) bacteria

    • B. 

      More common in infants than adults as children are more readily exposed to Staph Aureus

    • C. 

      Often source from faeces or person to person spread

    • D. 

      Can occur as a secondary infection in conjunction with Viral Conjunctivitis

    • E. 

      Usually resolves spontaneously within 7-10 days, however, chloramphencol eye drops hasten resolution time.

  • 5. 
    Which of the following regarding Viral Conjunctivitis is FALSE:
    • A. 

      Viral conjunctivitis is easily spread from person to person.

    • B. 

      Virus strains that most frequently cause conjunctivitis include: Adenovirus, which often causes the common cold. Herpes viruses, which cause chickenpox, shingles or cold sores on the lips and Corona viruses.

    • C. 

      The main difference between bacterial and viral conjunctivitis is that viral discharge is watery /clear whereas bacterial is yellow / pus-like.

    • D. 

      Viral conjunctivitis causes severe photophobia

    • E. 

      Chloramphenicol eye drops or ointment an help treat and prevent secondary bacterial infection in viral conjunctivitis

  • 6. 
    If an adult male, presented with RED EYE and the following symptoms. Which, if any would you REFER?
    • A. 

      Lids often stick together (matting), especially after sleeping. No Itch, No Photophobia, No Pain Purelent discharge – opaque, yellow Grittiness/irritation, mild foreign body sensation

    • B. 

      Mild irritation but mainly itch Watery discharge Symptoms in both eyes History of seasonal allergies with runny nose and sneeze No pain, no photophobia

    • C. 

      Variable watery discharge Marked redness In both eyes No pain, no photophobia Chronic contact lens wearer

    • D. 

      Affected one eye but spread to the other eye after 3-days Grittiness/irritation, mild foreign body sensation Watery discharge No Itch, No Photophobia, No Pain Diffuse pinkness of the conjunctiva

    • E. 

      I would not need to refer any of the above presenting histories

  • 7. 
    Which of the following patients presenting with RED EYE would you refer
    • A. 

      A child of 6 months old

    • B. 

      A patient with a suspected foreign body still in the eye

    • C. 

      A 32 year old woman due to have a baby within a few days

    • D. 

      A adult who has had worsening symptoms after treatment with chloramphenicol within 2 days with treatment

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 8. 
    Which of the following statements is FALSE regarding chloramphenicol in the treatment of conjunctivitis?
    • A. 

      Bacterial and viral conjunctivitis usually resolves spontaneously within 7-10 days, however, antibacterial eye drops hasten resolution time.

    • B. 

      The ointment lasts longest in the eye, and is preservative free. However, the ointment may blur vision temporarily if used during the day.

    • C. 

      Using drops during the day in combination with ointment at night provides optimum treatment

    • D. 

      Chloramphenicol can help treat and prevent secondary bacterial infection in viral conjunctivitis

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    What take home information resource needs to be provided to every patient who has been provided chloramphenicol ?
  • 10. 
    Patients can be offered additional self care advice. Which if the following is advice is FALSE:
    • A. 

      Antibacterial eye drops last beyond the expiry date if kept in the fridge

    • B. 

      Always continue treatment for at least 48 hours after the eye appears normal

    • C. 

      Avoid using make-up. Note: mascara and other make up applicatio avoid sharing towels or facecloths. Wash hands regularly ns can be infected and may need discarding

    • D. 

      As bacterial conjunctivitis is contagious, do not share eye drops, avoid touching eyes

    • E. 

      Use a clean cloth soaked in warm water to wash away secretions from eyes and eye lashes. Wipe away from the affected eye so as not to infect the other.

  • 11. 
    I agree to the following statements
    • A. 

      Read the Standard Operating Procedure for the sale of Chloramphenicol for opthalmic use

    • B. 

      Am familiar with the process for labelling and pricing Chlorsig correctly in my Radius Pharmacy

    • C. 

      Understand that Chloramphenicol sales must be recorded as a Pharmacist Only Medicine

    • D. 

      Have practised at least 3 consulatations with my peers, using the Radius diagnosis and algorithm consultatiobn form.

    • E. 

      Understand that every choramphenicol sale must be accompanied with a relevant Self Care Card