Your patient just had an uncomplicated esophogogastroduondenoscopy (EGD) to assess for ulcerations. You are caring for them post-procedure. What is the priority intervention at this time?

 

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- Assessing for return of the gag reflex

- Providing small sips of water

- Providing discharge teaching

- Check a BMP

Rationale

After an EGD, it's essential to assess the gag reflex prior to administering anything orally. This must be done before discharge teaching, and a BMP is not routinely ordered immediately post EGD procedure unless complications were noted.

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