b. Verify the correctness of the items to include the type of medication, the
correct amount/concentration, and the temperature for administration. Ensure the
correct eye receives treatment.
c. Ensure the patient is aware of the treatment.
Identify the patient by his name.
Inform the patient about the need for treatment.
Explain the procedure for treatment.
Ask the patient to remove his contact lenses/glasses, if necessary.
d. Position the patient and equipment.
Patient lying in bed.
(a) Place patient in a supine position.
(b) Tilt patient's head slightly to the side to be irrigated.
(c) Cover patient's area that may be splashed by solution with
waterproof cover and/or towel, if applicable.
(d) Position the catch basin next to the patient's affected side to catch
(e) Position the light/lamp. Ensure there is adequate light and avoid
shinning the light directly over the patient.
Patient sitting up.
(a) Have the patient place his head in an inclined position to the side to