Elsevier NCLEX Exam Review
Question: What is the priority nursing action for the client who is complaining of nausea in the recovery room after gastric resection?
1. Evaluate the nasogastric tube for patency.
2. Call the physician for the antiemetic order.
3. Place client in semi-Fowler's position so that he will not aspirate.
4. Medicate the client with a narcotic analgesic.
Rationale: Evaluate the nasogastric tube patency; it is important to prevent nausea and vomiting. The next action would be to put the client in semi-Fowler's position. It is very important to assess the client and take nursing measures to determine the source of the nausea and to decrease the nausea before calling the doctor.
This week’s NCLEX exam practice question came from:
Zerwekh: Illustrated Study Guide for the NCLEX-RN Exam, 7th edition, Chapter 18 Page 386 Question 14
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