Why would a hospice nurse put eyedrops on a patient's tongue?
- 20 Apr 2016 by carol2929
- 21 April 2016
The eye drops are an anticholinergic drug. The ones being used are most likely called 'atropine'. Anticgolinergics tend to dry up secretions... in this case, saliva to prevent the patient from choking or to prevent the sound of fluid rattling in the back of the throat. It is perfectly safe.
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