What is it about?
A literature review exploring fasting practices in Adult patients scheduled for elective surgery. Fasting for surgery is very important for gastric emptying, and to prevent the risk of aspiration pneumonia which can have severe consequences.
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Why is it important?
It is important in the pre-operative stage where clear instructions are given to patients on the necessary preparations required to undergo elective surgery during pre-assessment clinics.
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This page is a summary of: An exploration of pre-operative fasting practices in adult patients having elective surgery, British Journal of Nursing, April 2020, Mark Allen Group, DOI: 10.12968/bjon.2020.29.7.436.
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