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1

what are 4 types of drops

anesthetics, mydriatics, miotics, and cycloplegics

2

when are 3 times when punctal occlusion is essential

using 10% phenylephrine (hypertensive crisis), beta blockers (bradycardia), and adrenergic agents (tachycardia)

3

what must be obtained before instilling eyedrops

patient consent and note it in chart

4

what 3 things do you do before instilling the drops

read label, check dose, and expiration date (30 days after opening)

5

where do you place the bottle cap

in your non-dominant hand

6

how long after instillation do you hold your fingers over the nasolacrimal sac

about 1 minute

7

how long should the patient keep their eyes closed after instillation (may also have patient punctal occlude during this time)

3 minutes

8

what is vasovagal syncope

fainting

9

what steps do you take if a patient has vasovagal syncope after drop instillation

recline chair, can break ammonia tabs, DO NOT LEAVE PATIENT, call for help, monitor vital signs

10

what 3 symptoms do you watch for after instilling drops that may lead to vasovagal syncope

poor verbal response, sudden sweating, and feeling dizzy

11

what must you do before instilling drops in children

have parent/family member consent and they are educated in systemic toxic effects