A client is being tube fed because they have not been able to pass their swallow screen, how could the nurse position the client? Select all that apply.

 

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- On the right side

- With HOB at least 30 degrees

- On the back

- High fowlers

- On the left side

Rationale

Clients without confirmed gag reflex and that are being tube fed should be positioned on the right side to promote gastric emptying and the head of bed should be elevated to at least 30 degrees to prevent aspiration.

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