What is the most suitable option here? The main use of the nasogastric tube is for feeding and for administering oral medications. A nurse teaches a postoperative client about the nasogastric tube that will be inserted in preparation for surgery. The nurse determines that the client understands when the tube will be removed in the postoperative period when the client states _________________.
A. When I can swallow food without vomiting B. When I’m comfortable eating solid food C. When my GI system is completely healed D. When my bowels begin to function again, and I begin to pass gas
When my bowels begin to function again, and I begin to pass gas
When normal bowel functions return, the gastrointestinal tract the nasogastric tube is removed. Choices A and B are both incorrect since food would not be administered unless bowel function returns. Choice C is incorrect because the tube will be removed before GI healing. The removal of nasogastric tube is determined by the physician and should not be removed without physicians order