Lab Question

Nasogastric Tube Insertion and suctioning Validation Preparation: 

–  Watch the skill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OakmxZDa5c

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Answer the following questions:

 

o  What items do you need to complete this skill?

 

o  What position should the patient be in to complete this skill? Why?

 

o  What should you do if the patient coughs or gags?

 

o  How do you verify that the NG tube is in the stomach? List 2 different methods.

 

o  Also watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6hMV4kYd48

Answer the following questions:

 

o  What patient symptom(s) indicates that the nurse should suction?

 

o  What equipment should the nurse gather?

 

o  What should the nurse set the suction to when preparing to suction the tracheostomy?

 

o  How long should the nurse suction on each pass?

 

o  How does the nurse prepare the patient for trach suctioning?