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

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


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.