follows the six rights of medication administration
applies nonsterile gloves
pulls the pinna back and up
Number 1 is correct.
Rationale: Positioning the client in a prone position is unnecessary. Instead, position the client with the affected ear uppermost or tilt the client’s head to the side if he is sitting or lying on the unaffected site. The six rights of medication administration should be followed (right client, medication, dose, route, time, documentation). Nonsterile gloves should be applied after hand washing. The pinna is pulled back and up to straighten the ear canal to facilitate the medication reaching the proper location.