The correct answer is D.

The nurse prepares to administer an enteral feeding to a client. Which task may be delegated to the nursing assistive personnel (NAP)?

  • 1. Check the placement of the nasogastric tube.
  • 2. Document the enteral feeding in the client record.
  • 3. Flush the nasogastric tube with water after the feeding. The RN is responsible for flushing the enteral tube; requires assessment and evaluation.
  • 4. Place the client in a semi-Fowler position before the feeding.

Explanation:

  • 1. Assessment of gastric pH should not be delegated to NAP; RN should assess placement of enteral tube prior to administration of the enteral feeding.
  • 2. The RN is responsible for documentation.
  • 3. The RN is responsible for flushing the enteral tube; requires assessment and evaluation.
  • 4. CORRECT - The NAP is able to position the client prior to the procedure. Nursing assistive personnel (NAPs), also called unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) assist with direct client care activities (bathing, transferring, ambulating, feeding, toileting, positioning, obtaining height, weight and intake and output.

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