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Accommodating blind and partially sighted clients.

England G, Gebbels T, Whelan C, Freeman S - In Pract (2014)

Bottom Line: Veterinary surgeons provide an important service to blind and partially sighted guide dog owners.By adopting basic disability awareness and visual impairment training, practices can ensure that the assistance needs of those clients are met, facilitating access to veterinary care.

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Veterinary surgeons provide an important service to blind and partially sighted guide dog owners. By adopting basic disability awareness and visual impairment training, practices can ensure that the assistance needs of those clients are met, facilitating access to veterinary care.

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Because guide dogs can be so transformative for the mobility of many blind and partially sighted people, having to hospitalise a dog may mean an owner will be unable to get to work or enjoy a normal social life
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INPRACTG5063F2: Because guide dogs can be so transformative for the mobility of many blind and partially sighted people, having to hospitalise a dog may mean an owner will be unable to get to work or enjoy a normal social life

Mentions: Dispensing drugs for guide dog owners to administer can sometimes be problematic; however, spending a few moments discussing what is easiest for the owner to manage can avoid any potential non-compliance issues. It is extremely difficult for a blind or partially sighted person to measure the volume of a liquid or to accurately administer a given number of drops of liquid, or to administer tablets that have to be broken into smaller parts and these are all best avoided if possible. It can also be difficult to ensure that tablets given in food are fully consumed and, therefore, direct oral administration is usually preferred (clients should be asked if they are comfortable to do this and might like the opportunity to ‘practice’). Some tasks are particularly difficult, especially treating conditions of the eye, and, for some treatments or circumstances, the client may need to organise regular repeated administration at the practice by a practice nurse.


Accommodating blind and partially sighted clients.

England G, Gebbels T, Whelan C, Freeman S - In Pract (2014)

Because guide dogs can be so transformative for the mobility of many blind and partially sighted people, having to hospitalise a dog may mean an owner will be unable to get to work or enjoy a normal social life
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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INPRACTG5063F2: Because guide dogs can be so transformative for the mobility of many blind and partially sighted people, having to hospitalise a dog may mean an owner will be unable to get to work or enjoy a normal social life
Mentions: Dispensing drugs for guide dog owners to administer can sometimes be problematic; however, spending a few moments discussing what is easiest for the owner to manage can avoid any potential non-compliance issues. It is extremely difficult for a blind or partially sighted person to measure the volume of a liquid or to accurately administer a given number of drops of liquid, or to administer tablets that have to be broken into smaller parts and these are all best avoided if possible. It can also be difficult to ensure that tablets given in food are fully consumed and, therefore, direct oral administration is usually preferred (clients should be asked if they are comfortable to do this and might like the opportunity to ‘practice’). Some tasks are particularly difficult, especially treating conditions of the eye, and, for some treatments or circumstances, the client may need to organise regular repeated administration at the practice by a practice nurse.

Bottom Line: Veterinary surgeons provide an important service to blind and partially sighted guide dog owners.By adopting basic disability awareness and visual impairment training, practices can ensure that the assistance needs of those clients are met, facilitating access to veterinary care.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Veterinary surgeons provide an important service to blind and partially sighted guide dog owners. By adopting basic disability awareness and visual impairment training, practices can ensure that the assistance needs of those clients are met, facilitating access to veterinary care.

No MeSH data available.