A patient with psoriasis is prescribed ultraviolet light therapy. After providing instructions, the nurse determines that the patient requires additional instruction based on which of these statements?

"Treatment is given on 3 consecutive days per week."


• Ultraviolet therapy should be given 2-3 days per week with rest days in between. Receiving treatment on consecutive days will increase the risk of side effects and phototoxicity.

• Goggles should be worn to decrease exposure to the eyes.

• Only the affected area should be exposed to ultaviolet light, while the unaffected areas of the body should be covered.

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