Place the medication bottle ½ to ¾ inch above his conjunctival sac, making sure it doesn’t touch anything.
Why are eye drops placed in the lower conjunctival sac?
When instilling anesthetic drops, ask the patient to look down and direct the drop to the 12 o’clock position of the sclera. This method is used because drops placed into the conjunctival sac are used to dilate the eyes or instill a medication to be in contact with the eye for a period of time.
Where does the nurse correctly administer ophthalmic medication?
Administer a drop of the medication onto the closed eyelid in the nasal corner. Ask the patient to open the eye and close it gently once the drug has entered it.
When administering eye drops the nurse should administer the drops into?
Place the medication bottle ½ to ¾ inch above his conjunctival sac, making sure it doesn’t touch anything. Squeeze the bottle and instill the prescribed number of drops into the center of the conjunctival sac. Ask him to gently close his eyes and move them while closed to help distribute the solution.
When administering eye drops you should instruct the patient to?
Instruct the patient to roll the eye behind closed lids to distribute the medication. If the tube has been opened prior to this use, express one inch of ointment onto a gauze pad or tissue prior to use.
Where do you hold pressure after applying eye drops?
Put the cap back on the bottle, with eyes still closed. The closed eyelids and pressure on the tear drainage duct avoids unwanted systemic side effects from the potent eyedrop drugs by preventing the drop from getting inside the nose where it could enter the bloodstream rapidly.
How do you put eye drops in?
Use eye drops correctly
- Tilt your head back and look up.
- With 1 hand, pull your lower eyelid down and away from your eyeball — this makes a “pocket” for the drops.
- With the other hand, hold the eye drop bottle upside down with the tip just above the pocket.
- Squeeze the prescribed number of eye drops into the pocket.
What is the route of eye drops?
Eye drops are generally instilled into the pocket formed by gently pulling down the lower eyelid, blinking a few times to ensure even spread, and then closing the eye; in neonates and infants it may be more appropriate to administer the drop in the inner angle of the open eye.
What should you do when administering eye drops to a patient who is wearing contact lenses?
Step 2: Get prepared
- Always wash your hands before handling your eye drops or touching your eyes.
- If you’re wearing contact lenses, take them out — unless your ophthalmologist has told you to leave them in.
- Shake the drops vigorously before using them.
In which position is it appropriate to place a patient when administering medications via a nasogastric tube?
Position the patient in a side-lying or upright position to decrease the risk of aspiration. Offer a glass of water or other oral fluid (that is not contraindicated with the medication) to ease swallowing and improve absorption and dissolution of the medication, taking any fluid restrictions into account.
How do you administer eye drops and ointment?
Pull down slightly and gently on the skin below the eye, just above the cheekbone. Bring the tube close (within 1 inch) of the eye. Apply a thin line of ointment along the lower eyelid. Rotate the tube when you reach the edge of the outer eye.
Should you wear gloves when administering eye drops?
Always put on clean gloves before administering the medication. 5. Remove the lid from the eye drop bottle or eye ointment tube and lay it on a clean surface. It is very important to not let the tip of the dropper or tube touch the client’s eye or eyelashes nor your hands or fingers.