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Recommended fasting practices for adult low risk patients prior to elective procedures requiring general anaesthesia

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posted on 2014-02-01, 00:00 authored by Stephanie SprogisStephanie Sprogis
Fasting prior to general anaesthesia is considered critical to patient safety (Brady et al 2010). Tradition has dictated patients should fast from both food and fluids from midnight prior to a procedure, irrespective of their place on the theatre list (Andrew-Romit and van de Mortel 2011).

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Journal

Australian nursing and midwifery journal

Volume

21

Issue

7

Pagination

28 - 31

Publisher

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation

Location

Melbourne, Vic.

ISSN

1320-3185

Language

eng

Publication classification

C4 Letter or note

Copyright notice

2014, Australian Nursing Federation

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