All of the following clients are at an increased risk for aspiration pneumonia EXCEPT

  • a client receiving nasogastric tube feeding.
  • a client receiving total parenteral nutrition.
  • a client on mechanical ventilation.
  • a client with dysphagia.
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.