Preoperative fasting procedures : let's use the evidence

Osborne, Sonya (2002) Preoperative fasting procedures : let's use the evidence. Collegian, 9(4), pp. 40-42.

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Today's anaesthetic techniques are improved and pulmonary aspiration in elective surgical patients is rare. The purpose of fasting guidelines for healthy, low risk patients undergoing elective surgery is to minimize the volume of gastric contents while avoiding unnecessary thirst and dehydration. Fasting guidelines should be based on the best available evidence and in the absence of evidence, on the knowledge of gastrointestinal physiology.

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ID Code: 66698
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: preoperative fasting, nil by mouth
DOI: 10.1016/S1322-7696(08)60433-3
ISSN: 1322-7696
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 29 Jan 2014 00:59
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2014 00:59

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