A 4-year-old has a foreign body in her eye. During the examination, the child refuses to allow the nurse to inspect her eye. What should the nurse say to the child?
• Getting children involved in the exam can help reduce anxiety. Explaining what you are doing or the equipment being used in general and age-appropriate terms and letting them "try" using them encourages trust and cooperation. The nurse should let the child hold safe equipment and pretend to be the nurse.
• The other options ignore the child's feelings and do not improve the child's compliance.