(1994; 115 pages) [French] [Spanish]
Annex 3: How to explain the use of some dosage forms
Information, in simple language, on how to administer eye drops to a child or how to use an aerosol inhaler is not always easily available. This annex contains step by step guidance on how to administer different dosage forms. This information is included because, as a doctor, you are ultimately responsible for your patient’s treatment, even if that treatment is actually administered by a colleague, such as a nurse, or by patients themselves. You will often need to explain to patients how to administer a treatment correctly. You may also need to teach other health workers.
The instructions have been presented in such a way that they can be used as a self-standing information sheet for patients. If you have access to a photocopy machine you might consider making copies of them as they are. You might also wish to adapt them to your own situation or translate them into a national language.