PRE-OPERATIVE FASTING RULES

This is an update from 2000. So it’s almost 12 years old. Still, some of the places I have worked, apply the old rigorous pre-operative fasting rules that this article show are unnecessary strict.

It’s also a good read on fasting, aspiration, a bit of gastric physiology and anaesthesia:

Pre-operative Fasting Guidelines, Update in Anaesthesia, 2000.

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