<< endobj /Metadata 26 0 R PREOPERATIVE FASTING GUIDELINES J. Roger Maltby, MB, BChir, FRCA, FRCPC, Professor of Anesthesia, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada The myth of 25ml in the stomach being a surrogate marker for high risk of aspiration is now discredited. 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Elective surgery and anaesthesia Children less than 6 … /Encode[0 1 0 1] Guidelines for Preoperative Fasting and the Use of Pharma-cologic Agents to Reduce the Risk of Pulmonary Aspiration were adopted by the ASA in 1998 and published in 1999. /Bounds[] << endobj >> Preoperative fasting involves being nil by mouth before surgical procedures requiring sedation or anaesthesia. %���� 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: an updated report by the American Society of Anesthesiologists Task Force on preoperative fasting and the use of pharmacologic agents to reduce the risk of pulmonary aspiration /Functions[7 0 R 8 0 R] /C0[0 0 0 0] 168 0 obj <>stream /OP true Preoperative fasting is necessary in reducing the risk of aspiration of stomach contents when undergoing a procedure that requires anaesthesia. 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