Chapter 36 Gastrointestinal Intubation & Special Nutritional Modalities

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Chapter 36  Gastrointestinal Intubation & Special Nutritional Modalities

 

 

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1.
How should the nurse determine the correct length of a nasogastric tube for placement into the stomach?
A)
Place the distal tip to the nose, then the ear tip and the end of the xyphoid process.
B)
Instruct the patient to lie prone and measure tip of nose to umbilical area.
C)
Insert the tube into nose until the tube fills with secretions.
D)
Obtain an order from the physician for the number of inches to insert the tube.

2.
How can the nurse prevent reflux gastric contents through the blue vent of a gastric sump tube?
A)
Prime the tubing with 20 mL of normal saline.
B)
Keep the vent lumen above the patient’s waist.
C)
Maintain the patient in a high-Fowler’s position.
D)
Have the patient pin the tube to the thigh.

3.
Which of the following should be included in the nursing management of a nasogastric tube?
A)
Confirm the placement of the nasogastric tube prior to medication administration.
B)
Have the patient sip cool water to stimulate saliva production.
C)
Keep the patient in a low-Fowler’s position.
D)
Connect the tube to continuous wall suction.

4.
The nurse is caring for a patient who has had a nasogastric tube in place for 2 days. The tube is draining green aspirate. What does this color of aspirate indicate?
A)
The tube is in the pleural space.
C)
The tube is in the stomach.
B)
The tube is in the intestine.
D)
The tube is in the esophagus.

5.
The nurse is caring for a patient who has had a nasogastric tube in place for 24 hours. The pH of the aspirate is 8.0, which most likely indicates:
A)
Gastric aspirate
C)
Pleural aspirate
B)
Intestinal aspirate
D)
Tracheoesophageal aspirate

 

Answer Key

1.
A
2.
B
3.
A
4.
C
5.
C

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