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A client with a bowel resection and anastamosis returns to his room with an NG tube attached to intermittent suction. Which of the following observations indicates that the nasogastric suction is working properly?



A. The client’s abdomen is soft.
B. The client is able to swallow.
C. The client has active bowel sounds.
D. The client’s abdominal dressing is dry and intact.

This question is part of NCLEX PN Practice Questions 2 (Exam Mode) by RNpedia.com
Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: Mar 18, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Dec 13, 2016

The client’s abdomen is soft.

Nasogastric suction decompresses the stomach and leaves the abdomen soft and nondistended. The client is able to swallow is incorrect because it does not relate to the effectiveness of the NG suction. The client has active bowel sounds is incorrect because it relates to peristalsis, not the effectiveness of the NG suction. The clients abdominal dressing is dry and intact is incorrect because it relates to wound healing, not the effectiveness of the NG suction.
 

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