Pre-Anesthetic Fasting Protocol


To provide a protocol for the pre-anesthetic fasting of patients. Pre-anesthetic fasting decreases the incidence and severity of complications related to pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents.

Date Created: 04/04/2017 Document Owners: Anesthesiology Faculty
Date Approved: 06/21/2017 Approver(s): Anesthesiology Faculty(Joffer Hakim), Nursing Leadership(Douglas Dascenzo), Pharmacy Leadership(Tana Hannawa), Medical Staff Leadership(Eric Davies)

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