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When instructing a patient on how to instill eye drops, the nurse should include which of the following steps?

Explanation

For proper eye drop application, patients should be instructed to:

• Wash their hands.

• Tilt the head back.

• Pull down the lower eyelid to form a pocket and instill the eye drop into the pocket.

• Close the eye. Do not touch the dropper to eye and do not rub.

• Wait at least five minutes between administration of multiple drugs.

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