To meet his nutritional goals, the client is placed on enteral feedings via a nasogastric (NG) tube.

To meet his nutritional goals, the client is placed on
enteral feedings via a nasogastric (NG) tube. Which intervention should the
nurse perform in order to ensure that the client is maintaining a proper fluid
balance?

1. Weigh the client every other day. 2. Maintain a strict
record of intake and output, and flush the nasogastric tube once a day. 3.
Provide additional free water in addition to that used for irrigating the tube.
4. Assess the skin around the tube insertion site for any drainage or
irritation.