Nasogastric Tubes Quiz Questions And Answers

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Nasogastric Tubes Quiz Questions And Answers

Do you have a good understanding of nasogastric tubes? Take this 'Nasogastric tubes quiz' and find out see how well you know about this topic. A nasogastric tube, also known as an NG tube, is a special tube that is designed to carry food and medicine to the stomach through the nose. In this quiz, we will ask you a few multiple-choice questions related to this topic and you've to select the correct option for each question. In the end, the results will be displayed and you can check how well you scored. So, if you think you know about nasogastric tubes, then you must take this quiz. Are you ready? Let's start then.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The purpose of a NG tube is for feeding, prevention of nausea, vomiting, and gastric distention following surgery, to remove stomach contents, and to wash (lavage) the stomach.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Which is not a type of NG tube?
    • A. 

      Levin tube

    • B. 

      Lunar tube

    • C. 

      Salem sump tube

  • 3. 
    When the Salem sump tube is used for suction, the smaller lumen allows for an inflow of atmospheric air, which prevents _____________. 
    • A. 

      A vacuum if the gastric tube adheres to the wall of the stomach.

    • B. 

      The lungs from deflating.

    • C. 

      Expulsion of gastric contents.

  • 4. 
    NG tubes are used for clients who have adequate gastric emptying and who require short term feedings.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    Why are NG tubes not recommended for clients without intact gag and cough reflexes?
    • A. 

      There is an increased risk of placing the tube into the lungs.

    • B. 

      The client wont be able to swallow.

    • C. 

      Coughing helps place the tubing into the stomach.

  • 6. 
    You can check the gag reflex by placing a tongue depressor in the back of the throat.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    What signs are indicative of a positive gag reflex?
    • A. 

      Twitching

    • B. 

      Sneezing

    • C. 

      Eyes watering

    • D. 

      Retching and coughing

  • 8. 
    Salem sump has a _____ lumen and Levin tube has a _____ lumen.
    • A. 

      Single, double

    • B. 

      Tripple, double

    • C. 

      Double, single

    • D. 

      Double, tripple

  • 9. 
    Enteral feedings can be given intermittently or continuously.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Intermittent feedings consist of feedings administering 300-500 mL of enteral formula several times per day. How long should each feeding atleast last?
    • A. 

      15 minutes

    • B. 

      30 minutes

    • C. 

      20 minutes

    • D. 

      10 minutes

  • 11. 
    ______ intermittent feedings are those that we use a syringe to deliever the formula into the stomach.
    • A. 

      Ample

    • B. 

      Single

    • C. 

      Bolus

    • D. 

      Lunar

  • 12. 
    Because bolus intermittent feedings rapidly deliver formula into the stomach, it's not recommended but may be used in long-term situations. The client should be monitored closely for distention and aspiration. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Continuous feedings are administered over a __ hour period.
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      36

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      6

  • 14. 
    Which feeding do you use an infusion (Kangaroo) pump for?
    • A. 

      Cyclic

    • B. 

      Intermittent

    • C. 

      Continuous

    • D. 

      Closed system

  • 15. 
    If a smaller bore gastric tube is in place, or gravity flow is insufficient to instill a feeding, what type of feeding should you use?
    • A. 

      Intermittent

    • B. 

      Continuous

    • C. 

      Cyclic

    • D. 

      Closed system

  • 16. 
    Cyclic feedings are ________ feedings that are administered in less than 24 hours.
    • A. 

      Continuous

    • B. 

      Intermittent

  • 17. 
    Cyclic feedings allow patients to attempt to eat regular meals during the day.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    Enteral feedings are administered to clients through ________ systems.
    • A. 

      Half

    • B. 

      Suction

    • C. 

      Open and closed

    • D. 

      Flap

  • 19. 
    Open systems use an _______ container or _______ for administration.
    • A. 

      Open top; syringe

    • B. 

      Closed top; suction

    • C. 

      Open top; drainage

    • D. 

      Closed top; syringe

  • 20. 
    Feedings are provided in flip-top cans or powdered formula mixed with sterile water. No more that ____ hours of formula is poured at one time.
    • A. 

      6-9

    • B. 

      5-7

    • C. 

      8-12

    • D. 

      7-10

  • 21. 
    Bag and tubing of an open system should be replaced every __ hours.
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      36

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      48

  • 22. 
    Closed system consisted of a prefilled container that is spiked with enteral tubing and attached to enteral access device. Prefilled containers can hang safely for __ hours IF sterile technique is used.
    • A. 

      48

    • B. 

      12

    • C. 

      36

    • D. 

      24

  • 23. 
    When inserting a NG tube, if gagging continues after you have stopped and patient has taken deep breaths and drank a few sips of water, use a ________ to check tube position in back of throat.
    • A. 

      Q-tip

    • B. 

      Tounge blade

    • C. 

      Finger

  • 24. 
    Which is NOT a way of verifying NG tube placement at the bedside?
    • A. 

      Aspirating stomach contents and measuring pH.

    • B. 

      Injecting air into the NG tube and auscultating or asking client to speak.

    • C. 

      Palpate tube placement.

    • D. 

      Put end of the tube into water and look for bubbling air.

  • 25. 
    What bed position do you place the client in when inserting a NG tube?
    • A. 

      Trendenburg

    • B. 

      Semi-Fowler

    • C. 

      High Fowler

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