The nurse is caring for a patient that just underwent a bronchoscopy. The nurse should do which of the following interventions?


•The patient's gag reflex must return to normal before allowing oral intake. The procedural sedation may have impaired the gag reflex, which places the patient at risk for aspiration.

•Midazolam, a benzodiazepine used for procedural sedation, is administered before the bnochoscopy.

•Vecuronium is a paralyzing agent used during endotracheal intubation.

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