- a client receiving nasogastric tube feeding.
- a client receiving total parenteral nutrition.
- a client on mechanical ventilation.
- a client with dysphagia.
All of the following clients are at an increased risk for aspiration pneumonia EXCEPT
Number 2 is correct.
Clients at a higher risk for aspiration include those who have a nasogastric tube, those on mechanical ventilation, and those with a condition that leads to difficulty swallowing, such as dysphagia. Total parenteral nutrition has no effect on aspiration risk.