Preoperative fasting practices in pediatrics.

  title={Preoperative fasting practices in pediatrics.},
  author={Lynne R Ferrari and Francis Rooney and Mark A Rockoff},
  volume={90 4},
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to determine current practice patterns for preoperative fasting at major pediatric hospitals. METHODS Fasting guidelines for children at each of the hospitals listed in the second edition of the Directory of Pediatric Anesthesiology Fellowship Programs were solicited and analyzed. RESULTS Fifty-one institutions were surveyed, and 44 responded. In 50%, clear fluids were permitted up to 2 h prior to anesthesia for all children. Breast milk was… CONTINUE READING

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