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Clinical Nursing Skills

What Should the Nurse Do?

Clinical Nursing SkillsWhat Should the Nurse Do?

What Should the Nurse Do?

A patient is seen in the clinic for conjunctivitis (pink eye). The provider orders erythromycin eye ointment to be administered to the left eye, once daily. The patient does not have a prior history of conjunctivitis and reports having never used an eye ointment in the past. The nurse is educating the patient on how to administer the medication.
1 .
When is the best time of day to administer the medication?
2 .
How much of the ointment should be administered?
3 .
How should the medication be administered?
4 .
What additional instructions should be given to the patient?
5 .
While administering otic medications, the nurse drops the lid to the ear drop medication bottle on the floor. What should the nurse do?
A patient is seen in the clinic with a significant amount of cerumen built up in the ear canal. The provider orders the patient’s ear to be irrigated. The nurse is preparing the patient for the procedure.
6 .
What are the contraindications for performing an ear irrigation?
7 .
What side effects should the nurse be looking for?
8 .
What are the risks of performing an ear irrigation?
The nurse is caring for a patient on postoperative day one. The provider places an order for the patient to receive a bisacodyl (Dulcolax) suppository per rectum. The nurse is preparing to administer the suppository when the physical therapist enters the room to assist with mobilizing the patient.
9 .
What should the nurse consider before administering the medication?
10 .
How should the nurse coordinate administration of the medication and physical therapy?

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