Archive for the 'Aspiration' Category

Nursing diagnosis – risk for aspiration

ShareRisk for Aspiration DEFINITION At risk for entry of gastrointestinal (GI) secretions, oropharyngeal secretions, solids, or fluids into the tracheobronchial passages RISK FACTORS • RISK FOR ASPIRATION • Decreased GI motility • Delayed gastric emptying • Depressed cough and gag reflexes • Feeding or GI tubes • Impaired swallowing • Incompetent lower esophageal sphincter • [...]