Posted: December 9th, 2017
You are the preceptor for an RN who is undergoing orientation to the intensive care unit. The RN is providing care for a patient with ARDS who has just been intubated in preparation for mechanical ventilation. You observe the nurse perform all of these actions. For which action must you intervene immediately?
A. Assessing for bilateral breath sounds and symmetrical chest movements
B. Auscultating over the stomach to rule out esophageal intubation
C. Marking the tube 1 cm from where it touches the incisor tooth or nares
D. Ordering a chest radiograph to verify that tube placement is correct
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