Question 9 - Respiratory Practice Test for the CCRN

A 94-year-old male patient is brought to the emergency department from a nursing facility. In the nursing report, the ER staff learn that the patient became tachypneic while eating. He began coughing, wheezing, and having sternal retractions. Chest x-ray shows an opaque, irregular shaped object located in the upper mediastinum. The nurse anticipates preparing the patient for which of the following procedures?

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