NCLEX RN Practice Question # 932

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 932.

nclex examination

 

Nasogastric tube

  • Insertion: Position the client in a high- Fowler’s position with the head titled forward; this position will help close the trachea and open the esophagus.
  • Irrigation and tube feedings: Elevate the head of the bed (semi-Fowler’s to Fowler’s position) to prevent aspiration; head elevation is maintained for 30 minutes to 1 hour (per agency procedure) after an intermittent feeding and should remain elevated for continuous feedings.
  • Rectal enema and irrigations: Place the client in the left Sims’ position to allow the solution to flow by gravity in the natural direction of the colon.
  • Sengstaken-Blakemore and Minnesota tubes
  1. Not commonly used because they are uncomfortable for the client and can cause complications, but their use may be necessary when other interventions are not feasible.
  2. If prescribed, maintain elevation of the

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