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Which of the following is inappropriate nursing action when administering NGT feeding?



A. Place the feeding 20 inches above the pint if insertion of NGT.
B. Introduce the feeding slowly.
C. Instill 60ml of water into the NGT after feeding.
D. Assist the patient in fowler’s position.

This question is part of Nursing Board Review : Fundamentals in Nursing Part 1- RNpedia
Asked by RN pedia, Last updated: Aug 03, 2020

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Answered Nov 15, 2017

Place the feeding 20 inches above the pint if insertion of NGT.

The height of the feeding is above 12 inches above the point of insertion, bot 20 inches. If the height of feeding is too high, this results to very rapid introduction of feeding. This may trigger nausea and vomiting.
 

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