Applying Patches - パッチの使い方 -


Alice : Mrs. Carl, here’s your husband’s prescription and a box of Nitroglycerin patches.
Mrs. Carl : Thanks. My husband wants me to learn how to apply them. Can you explain it to me?
Alice : Sure. First, wash your hands. Then choose a clean, dry, hairless spot on the upper body to apply the nitro patch. Hold the patch and peel off the protective plastic. Then press the sticky side of the patch against the skin and smooth it out. Finally, wash your hands again.
Mrs. Carl : That’s sounds simple. When should he take it off?
Alice : The doctor specifies  your husband keep 8-hour nitrate-free intervals.
Mrs. Carl : What does nitrate-free interval mean?
Alice : After your husband removes the patch he has to wait 8 hours before applying the next one.
Mrs. Carl : Can he take a shower while wearing it?
Alice : Yes, but if the patch loosens or falls off, change it with a fresh one. After the shower, wait for the skin to dry.  Choose a different area each day to prevent skin irritation.
Mrs. Carl : Great, thanks for your help.
Alice : You’re welcome. Have a great day.

Think about it

  1. Who will use the nitro patch?
  2. What part of the body should the nitro patch be applied?
  3. Have you had lots of customers applying skin patches?

Let's Practice

Practice the dialogue with your teacher.

You are the hospital pharmacist and your teacher is the customer.



  Medical Terms Words/Phrases
Nouns patch / Nitroglycerin patch or nitro patch / nitrate-free interval  spot
Verbs   explain / specify
Others   peel off

第1問 : 配点1 What is Alice giving Mrs. Carl?
1:a box of patches
2:a prescription

第2問 : 配点1 What did Alice explain to Mrs. Carl about the patch?
1:How to apply it.
2:How to peel it off.
3:How to smooth it out.,

第3問 : 配点1 What does 8-hour nitrate-free interval mean?
1:Apply the patch every 8 hours.
2:Do not use a patch for 8 hours.
3:Wait for 8 hours before applying the next patch.,

第4問 : 配点1 Where should the patch be applied?
1:Anywhere on the body
2:Same spot on the body
3:Hairless spot on the body,

第5問 : 配点1 What should you do if the patch falls off?
1:Change it with a new one.
2:Choose a different spot.
3:Wait for the skin to dry.,