QOD 88: Aspiration After Bronchoscopy (Respiratory/Health Promotion and Maintenance)

QOD 88: Aspiration After Bronchoscopy (Respiratory/Health Promotion and Maintenance)

Question:

A 35-year-old client is undergoing a bronchoscopy procedure to evaluate a mass in his airway. Following the procedure, the nurse periodically assesses the patients cough and gag reflexes. Which best describes the rationale for this action?

Answer:

D.  To prevent the patient from aspirating secretions

Rationale: 

A . . .