A 35years old female with diagnosis of Hyperglycemia. ( high blood sugar level)Full code,no known allergy. Diet NPO after midnight for EGD (Esophagogastroduodenoscopy)in am.Patient is alert and oriented x 3.Weight 195lbs,Height 5feet 6inches. Hold lovenox and aspirin 81mg as ordered by the doctor. Laboratory values: Hgb 10.5,Hct 33.0.K 4.2MEQ/L ,Na 138MEQ/L,WBC 8.5,Creatinine 4.0,Bun 15mg/dl.Accucheck Q6hours while npo. 0.9NS at 125ml/hour infusing via pump to right forearm 18guage Clean patent and dry. Hold insulin while patient is NPO.If blood sugar is greater than 300 notify the doctor.
1.What is the full name for EGD?.
2.Why do this patient need EGD?.
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