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


Patients should be instructed to:
•Wash their hands.
•Tilt head back.
•Pull down lower eyelid to form a pocket, instill eye drop into the pocket.
•Close eye. Do not touch dropper to eye, do not rub.
•Wait at least five minutes between administration of multiple drugs.

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