[PDF] Perioperative fasting in adults and children: as safe, less thirst, better all round

Source:
Royal College of Nursing - RCN
Publisher:
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
Publication date:
21 November 2005

Abstract

This guideline addresses the inconsistencies in perioperative fasting procedures and provides guidance in the postoperative field. Its recommendations apply to all patient groups undergoing operations under general anaesthesia, but not to patient groups undergoing operations under sedation.