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A nurse is inserting a Dobhoff tube into a sedated patient. Which of the following medications will help guide the Dobhoff tube into the duodenum?

Explanation

• A Dobhoff nasogastric tube provides nourishment and medicine to patients who cannot take anything by mouth. Placement is checked by x-ray.

• Metoclopramide (Reglan) is a prokinetic used to stimulate GI motility. During Dobhoff placement, Reglan can be given to stimulate upper GI motility and relax the pyloric valve to allow the tube to be guided into the duodenum.

• Incorrect: The remaining options do not stimulate GI motility or relax the pyloric valve, and should not be given during Dobhoff insertion.

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