The nurse is working with the parent of a client with a nasogastric tube. Which of the following statements indicates the parent needs additional education?
“After administering a liquid medication through the NG tube, I will lay the child flat so that the medication has time to be absorbed.”
“I will not aspirate to check for patency immediately following medication administration.”
“I can irrigate the NG tube with plain water.”
“I will wait 30-60 minutes after the medication has been administered before reconnecting to the suctioning device.”
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