NCLEX RN Practice Question # 969

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 969.

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Nasogastric tube

Insertion

  1. Position the client in a high Fowler’s position with the head tilted forward.
  2. This position will assist to close the trachea and open the esophagus.

 

Irrigations and tube feedings

  1. Elevate the head of the bed 30 to 45 degrees (semi-Fowler’s to Fowler’s position) to prevent aspiration.
  2. Maintain head elevation for 1 hour after an intermittent feeding.
  3. The head of the bed should remain elevated for continuous feedings.

 

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