You are correct if you listed any three of the following statements which you could
tell the person:
You will insert the tube along his nasal passage.
You will give him a cup of water with a straw.
He is to drink through the straw when asked to do so and continue until told to
The tube will be placed about 20 inches down his gasogastric passage.
Seating him on a chair.
Mouth. (para 5-8c)
Measure the distance between the patient's earlobe and the tip of his nose.
Add the distance between the earlobe and the tip of the xiphoid process.
Mark the total distance on the tube with tape. (para 5-11)
Remove the tube completely; allow the patient to rest two to three minutes; then,
begin the procedure again. (para 5-14)
To the tape mark.
Check by aspiration.
Check by the patient's vocal response.
Check by auscultation. (para 5-15)
In the container for contaminated waste.
Discard them in the container for contaminated waste.
End of Lesson 5