Preoperative fasting

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Preoperative fasting - preoperative fasting refers to the practice of abstaining from food and drink prior to surgery. Preoperative fasting is used to reduce the risk of aspiration, or inhaling food or liquid into the lungs during surgery, and it is typically recommended by healthcare providers for several hours prior to the procedure. Preoperative fasting is an important aspect of safe surgical practice, and it is important to follow the fasting instructions provided by a healthcare provider to ensure a successful surgery.

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