The nurse is teaching a client about healthy nutrition. The nurse recognizes that the client understands the teaching when the client makes which of the following statements?
"I will make sure that I eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly."
The nurse teaches a client who has had surgery to increase intake of which nutrient to help with tissue repair?
Which action should the nurse take initially to verify correct positioning of a newly placed small-bore feeding tube?
Place an order for a radiograph to check position.
Based on knowledge of peptic ulcer disease (PUD), the nurse anticipates the presence of which bacteria when reviewing the laboratory data for a client suspected of having PUD?
The nurse is assessing a client receiving enteral feedings via a small-bore nasointestinal tube. Which assessment finding needs further intervention?
Gastric residual aspirate of 300 mL for the second consecutive time
The nurse evaluates laboratory findings for a client hospitalized because of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Which finding is consistent with poor nutrition?
Serum albumin level of 2.5 g/dl
The home health nurse is seeing the following clients. Which client is at greatest risk for experiencing inadequate nutrition?
A recently widowed 76-year-old woman recovering from a mild stroke
The nurse is measuring the pH of fluid from a jejunostomy tube and suspects that the tube has migrated into the stomach when the pH reading is:
The nurse wants to begin feeding a client through a small-bore feeding tube that was recently placed. Before initiating feedings through this tube, the nurse confirms tube placement by:
Requesting confirmation of placement via radiographic examination
The nurse is caring for a client experiencing dysphagia. Which interventions will help decrease the risk of aspiration during feeding? (Select all that apply.)
Have the client sit upright in a chair., Place food in the strong side of the mouth.,Feed the client slowly, allowing time for the client to chew and swallow.
Which of the following statements about water-soluble vitamins is true? (Select all that apply.)
They cannot be stored., They must be consumed daily.
When evaluating the history of a client who has gastrointestinal (GI) upset, the nurse is sure to assess the client for routine ingestion of which of the following? (Select all that apply.)
A woman is considering becoming pregnant. The nurse practitioner recommends that the client begin to consume which of the following before attempting pregnancy to prevent neural tube defects in the fetus?
A client has gained 2 lb of weight in the past day. The nurse calculates this weight gain to be __________ ml of fluid.