Posted: January 15th, 2018
Penetrating eye injury : 5 important steps
The client arrives in the emergency room with a penetrating eye injury from wood chips while cutting wood.
The nurse assesses the eye and notes a piece of wood protruding from the eye, what is the initial nursing action?
1. Remove the piece of wood using a sterile eye clamp
2. Apply an eye patch
3. Perform visual acuity tests
4. Irrigate the eye with sterile saline.