Trivia Quiz About Nasogastric Tubes

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  • 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. 
    • 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. 
    • 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