(b) Tilt the patient's head slightly backwards.
Support the patient's head.
(d) Cover the patient's area that may be splashed by solution with
waterproof cover and/or towel, if applicable.
(e) Position the catch basin next to the patient's affected side to catch
(f) Position the light/lamp. Ensure there is adequate light and avoid
shinning the light directly over the patient.
e. Perform a patient care handwash.
f. Prepare the patient for irrigation.
Clean the patient's eyelids with gauze/cotton balls, rinse debris off outer
Separate the patient's lids with your thumb and fingers, hold lids open.
Avoid applying pressure to/on the eyeball.
Tell the patient to look up.
g. Irrigate the patient's eye.
(1) Direct the flow of fluid from the inner to outer canthus along conjunctival
sac using only the pressure or force of liquid stream required to maintain a steady flow
(see figure 1-2).
Figure 1-2. Flushing the patient's eye.