How long are patients NPO after surgery - page 2

by mlauren

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Just wondering and can't find a straight answer online or in my notes. I know it's usually no food/drink 8h prior and fluids are usually allowed up until 2 hr prior. Just can't remember what was said about after... Read More


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    Until they pass gas; they can't eat until their GI system is working again.
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    I've seen written in orders when pt is awake, can sit up and gag reflex has returned. As previously mentioned by others, it is variable based on many factors.
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    My 86 year old mother had her gall bladder out, went home after 90 minutes in recovery and had a large bowl of porridge, toast and tea.
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    Ok thanks guys!


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