The nurse is providing instructions to a client who will be self-administering eye drops.. Occlude the nasolacrimal duct with a finger over the inner canthus for 30 to 60 seconds after instilling the drops

The nurse is providing instructions to a client who will be self-administering eye drops. To minimize the systemic effects that eye drops can produce, the nurse instructs the client to:
a) Eat before instilling the drops.
b) Swallow several times after instilling the drops.
c) Blink vigorously to encourage tearing after instilling the drops.
d) Occlude the nasolacrimal duct with a finger over the inner canthus for 30 to 60 seconds after instilling the drops.***

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