Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207400
Title:
Preoperative fasting time in children.
Authors:
Adeel, S; Arain, M; Healy, M
Affiliation:
Department of Anaesthesia, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin., drshahidadeel@hotmail.com
Citation:
Ir Med J. 2009 Apr;102(4):117-8.
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207400
PubMed ID:
19552293
Abstract:
The aim of preoperative fasting is to prevent regurgitation and pulmonary aspiration while limiting potential problems of thirst, dehydration and hypoglycaemia. The American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) has suggested guidelines for preoperative fasting for children undergoing elective surgery. We did a postal survey to determine the current practice regarding these guidelines amongst all specialist registrars in anaesthesia in Ireland. A questionnaire was sent to all specialist registrars in anaesthesia (90 in total), 60 (67%) were returned and analysed. The question asked was how long children should be kept fasting before elective surgery. The results of our survey suggest that most of the respondents are following the ASA guidelines for clear fluids and solids however there were differing opinion regarding the duration of fasting for formula milk and breast milk. In conclusion, we would recommend greater awareness and collaboration between anaesthetists, nurses and surgeons to ensure that fasting instructions are consistent with the ASA guidelines and that patient and their parents understand these directives as well.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adolescent; Adult; Anesthesiology/*standards; Child; Child, Preschool; Data Collection; Databases as Topic; Fasting/*physiology; Female; Humans; Infant; Male; Middle Aged; *Practice Guidelines as Topic; Preoperative Care/*methods; Questionnaires; Time Factors; United States; Young Adult
ISSN:
0332-3102 (Print); 0332-3102 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAdeel, Sen_GB
dc.contributor.authorArain, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorHealy, Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:24:02Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:24:02Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:24:02Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr Med J. 2009 Apr;102(4):117-8.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19552293en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207400-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of preoperative fasting is to prevent regurgitation and pulmonary aspiration while limiting potential problems of thirst, dehydration and hypoglycaemia. The American Society of Anaesthesiologists (ASA) has suggested guidelines for preoperative fasting for children undergoing elective surgery. We did a postal survey to determine the current practice regarding these guidelines amongst all specialist registrars in anaesthesia in Ireland. A questionnaire was sent to all specialist registrars in anaesthesia (90 in total), 60 (67%) were returned and analysed. The question asked was how long children should be kept fasting before elective surgery. The results of our survey suggest that most of the respondents are following the ASA guidelines for clear fluids and solids however there were differing opinion regarding the duration of fasting for formula milk and breast milk. In conclusion, we would recommend greater awareness and collaboration between anaesthetists, nurses and surgeons to ensure that fasting instructions are consistent with the ASA guidelines and that patient and their parents understand these directives as well.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAnesthesiology/*standardsen_GB
dc.subject.meshChilden_GB
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen_GB
dc.subject.meshData Collectionen_GB
dc.subject.meshDatabases as Topicen_GB
dc.subject.meshFasting/*physiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshInfanten_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Practice Guidelines as Topicen_GB
dc.subject.meshPreoperative Care/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_GB
dc.subject.meshTime Factorsen_GB
dc.subject.meshUnited Statesen_GB
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_GB
dc.titlePreoperative fasting time in children.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Anaesthesia, Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin, Dublin., drshahidadeel@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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