The nurse is unsuccessful in inserting a nasogastric tube for a newborn client. The nurse suspects the newborn has esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal (EA/TE) fistula.

The nurse is unsuccessful in inserting a nasogastric tube for a newborn client. The nurse suspects the newborn has esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal (EA/TE) fistula. Which nursing action is appropriate while waiting for the healthcare provider to further assess the neonate?
1. Position the newborn in semi-Fowler position.
2. Allow the newborn to be taken to the mother’s room for bonding.
3. Offer the newborn formula feeding instead of breastfeeding.
4. Wrap the newborn in blankets and place in a crib by the viewing window.

The correct answer is 1. Position the newborn in semi-Fowler position.

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