Gastrointestinal Intubation and Special Nutritional Modalities Quiz

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Gastrointestinal Intubation and Special Nutritional Modalities Quiz

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1. Residual content is checked before each intermittent tube feeding. The patient would be reassessed if the residual, on two occasions, was:

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2. A nurse prepares a patient for insertion of a nasoenteric tube. The nurse positions the patient:

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3. The physician ordered a nasoenteric feeding tube with a tungsten-weighted tip. The nurse knows to obtain what kind of tube?

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4. The preferred route for infusion of parenteral nutrition is the:

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5. Initial fluid nourishment after a gastrostomy usually consists of:

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6. The Levin tube, a commonly used nasogastric tube, has circular markings at specific points. The tube should be inserted to 6 to10 cm beyond what length?

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7. When administering a bolus gastrostomy feeding, the receptacle should be held no higher than:

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8. One way to confirm placement of a nasogastric tube is to ensure that the nurse tests the pH of the tube aspirate. The nurse knows that the tube placement in the lungs is indicated by what pH?

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9. Gastrostomy feedings are preferred to nasogastric feedings in the comatose patient, because the:

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10. Patients who are receiving total parenteral nutrition should be observed for signs of hyperglycemia, which would include:

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11. Nasoenteric tubes usually remain in place until:

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12. Symptoms of oliguria, lethargy, and tachycardia in a patient would indicate to the nurse that the patient may be experiencing the initial common potential complication of nasoenteric intubation, which is:

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13. The most common infectious fungal organism for patients receiving parenteral nutrition is:

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14. Osmosis is the process whereby:

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15. The basic hyperalimentation solution consists of what percentage of glucose?

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16. The dumping syndrome occurs when high-carbohydrate foods are administered over a period of less than 20 minutes. A nursing measure to prevent or minimize the dumping syndrome is to administer the feeding:

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17. When continuous or intermittent suction is used with a nasogastric tube, the goal is to have the amount of suction in the gastric mucosa reduced to:

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18. A nasoenteric decompression tube can be safely advanced 2 to 3 in every:

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19. It is essential for the nurse who is managing a gastric sump (Salem) tube to:


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