- low Fowler’s
- high Fowler’s
- reverse Trendelenburg’s
- on the side opposite of the nare used for insertion
A client has orders for placing a nasogastric tube. In which position should the nurse place the client for insertion?
Number 2 is correct.
Rationale: A high Fowler’s position facilitates insertion of the tube and prevents aspiration should the client vomit. The other positions do not facilitate insertion and greatly increase the risk of pulmonary aspiration.