Practice Guidelines for Preoperative Fasting
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Infographic by Dr. Jesse Burk-Rafel
@jbrafel
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> 8 hours - Heavy foods (fried/fatty) and
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Practice Guidelines for Preoperative Fasting
Infographic by Dr. Jesse Burk-Rafel @jbrafel
> 8 hours - Heavy foods (fried/fatty) and meats
> 6 hours - Light meal (e.g., toast + clear liquid), Cow's milk (in moderation), Infant formula
> 4 hours - Breast milk
> 2 hours - Non-alcoholic clear liquids (e.g., water, fruit juice without pulp, nutritional drinks, clear tea, black coffee)
0-2 hours - NPO
Benefits of Clear Liquids up to 2 hours Pre-Op
- LESS patient thirst and hunger
- LOWER risk of aspiration
Source: American Society of Anesthesiologists. practice Guidelines for Preoperative Fasting and the Use Of pharmacologic Agents to Reduce the Risk Of pulmonary Aspiration: Application to Healthy Patients undergoing Elective Procedures. Anesthesiology. 2017: 126376-393. http://anesthesiology.pubs.asahq.or
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