FOAM DROPS HOLDER
Dispense Dilating Drops With Precision
All it takes is one small interruption to make a pre-op nurse who's administering dilating drops to a cataract patient forget which drop she was dispensing. "Oh, no! Which drop was I on?" We came up with a simple solution to keep the 6 bottles of eye drops straight.
- Buy a few plastic rectangular boxes like the one in the photos from a stationery store.
- Tape a numbered (1-6) list of your dilating drops to the outside of the plastic box.
- Fit a piece of blue foam inside the box.
- Next, remove the foam and cut 12 facing holes out of the foam so that the 6 dropper bottles can stand upright (the first 3 drops are for YAG laser capsulotomies).
- Place numbered labels on the foam beside the 6 holes that correspond to the numbered drug list on the outside of the box.
Now you're set. Once a nurse removes a bottle from the foam hole on the right-hand side and administers the drop, she returns the bottle to the foam hole on the left-hand side. So even if she's interrupted while she's administering the dilating drops, she'll know just where she left off. When you're administering 3 doses of as many as 6 different drops, this idea helps you stay on track.