The nurse assists with preparing
the client for ear irrigation as prescribed by the primary health care provider
(PHCP). Which action should the nurse plan to take?
1. Warm the irrigating solution to
98° F (36.6° C). 2. Position the client with the affected side up after the
irrigation. 3. Direct a slow, steady stream of irrigation solution toward the
eardrum. 4. Assist the client with turning his or her head so that the ear to
be irrigated is facing upward.