Posted: May 22nd, 2017
The nurse is caring for a 6-year-old client admitted with a diagnosis of conjunctivitis. Before administering eye drops, the nurse should recognize that it is essential to consider which of the following?
A. The eye should be cleansed with warm water, removing any exudate, before instilling the eyedrops.
B. The child should be allowed to instill his own eye drops.
C. The mother should be allowed to instill the eyedrops.
D. If the eye is clear from any redness or edema, the eyedrops should be held.
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