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Nursing 132

module 15 post test 4 Administering tube feedings

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Why is it important to have the tube feeding at room temperature? Cold formula can cause gastric cramping.
The nurse is going to irrigate the patient's established feeding tube with 30 mL of tap water before instilling the tube feeding. The nurse attempts to do so without success. What should action should the nurse take? The nurse should first reposition the patient on the left side and try again. The nurse may attempt to flush the tubing with a large-bore syringe and warm water. If still unable to clear the feeding tube, the health care provider should be notified
The nurse is reading the health care provider’s orders to increase the rate of the patient’s NG feeding. Which of the following orders should the nurse question? Advance tube feeding rate by 100 mL/hr every 8 to 12 hours to target rate of 250 mL/hr over 12 hours.
Which of the following is an appropriate nursing action to prevent a complication of NG tube feedings? Keep the head of the patient’s bed elevated at least 30 degrees
The nurse is going to administer a bolus enteral tube feeding of 240 mL. The nurse has obtained a pH of 4 and 50 mL of gastric aspirate. Based on these findings, what action should the nurse take? These are normal findings. The nurse should return the gastric aspirate to the patient’s stomach to prevent an alteration in electrolyte balance and administer the tube feeding as prescribed.
The patient is receiving a continuous enteral feeding. Which assessment findings would require follow-up? Gastric residual of 275 mL Bowel sounds present in all 4 quadrants pH of gastric contents 5.0 Less than 10 mL of aspirate from NI tube 250 ml is excessive
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