Why do patients.....? - page 4

It behooves me to understand why do these little old ladies especially...you know the ones,they are the nicest patients ever who got like 100 pills. You take you time pull and verify each pill. Place... Read More

  1. by   nitenite
    Quote from djh123
    Another one: why does one resident I have, who looks at you with big wide eyes sometimes, scrunch them shut when you're trying to administer eyedrops, even when he requested them?!?!?
    A trick I do is pull out the lower lid gently and drop the drops on the little pouch between the lid and the eyeball, then I tell the pt to blink rapidly so the medicine distributes on their eye.
  2. by   brillohead
    Quote from nitenite
    A trick I do is pull out the lower lid gently and drop the drops on the little pouch between the lid and the eyeball, then I tell the pt to blink rapidly so the medicine distributes on their eye.
    For the problem patients, I have them keep their eyes closed entirely -- just relaxed, not scrunched up. Then I drop the med on the medial corner of their eye and have them open the eye. The med falls right in when they open the eye.
  3. by   cardiacfreak
    Why do patients never need to use the bathroom or bedpan until after you have spent 20 minutes trying to get them comfortable. AARRGGHH.

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