Comm Eye Health Vol. 23 No. 74 2010 pp 59. Published online 01 December 2010.

CPD: Test yourself

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These continuing professional development (CPD) Test Yourself questions are based on the contents of this issue. You can use the questions to test your own understanding; we hope that you will also discuss them with your colleagues and other members of the eye care team. The questions have been developed in association with the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) and are based on the style of the ICO Advanced Examination: www.icoexams.org/exams/advanced

1. A mother brings her child, aged nine months, to you, an eye health worker, because she is concerned about her child’s ability to see properly. Which of the following statements are true and which are false?

a. If you make an error in a patient’s nursing record, you can correct it using sticky labels or correction fluid.
b. Date and sign each entry, giving your first name.
c. It is acceptable to use some abbreviations in the nursing record.
d. It is better not to write opinions in the nursing record.

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