Medications in this group include some antidepressants and most antiparkinsonian drugs. MAO inhibitors can interfere with many medications used during anesthesia. If the medication needs to be stopped, it should be done one to two weeks (7-14 days) before surgery, as it takes so long for the medication to come out of your system. You should discuss this with your surgeon and doctor as soon as possible. You may be asked to avoid certain types of fluids, such as milk or tea and coffee with added milk, before surgery. If you vomit after these drinks, the fluid could enter your lungs and damage them. Clear liquids such as water are generally recommended. Bathing with an antiseptic scrub before your surgery reduces the number of germs on your skin to prevent infection. You should have received a bottle of chlorhexidine skin from your doctor`s clinic or preoperative clinic to use for this purpose. It is likely that you have been asked not to eat or drink after a certain time the day before or on the day of surgery.
This usually means both solid foods and liquids. If you are planning surgery, you should spend some time preparing. This means taking care of your health, learning as much as you can about the procedure, and getting to know the people who will take care of you. Planning ahead can help you have a successful procedure and heal faster with a smooth recovery. Bring a list of all your medications to the hospital. Add the ones you need to cancel before the operation. Be sure to write down the dose and how often you take it. If possible, bring your medications in their containers. Do not hesitate to have a hearty dinner and eat and drink normally the day before the operation.
You will receive specific instructions on fasting for surgery. Some patients believe that they increase their safety by exaggerating fasting procedures. This perception is wrong and we prefer to minimize Lent. Please note the Anesthesia section in this Do not hesitate to call us to clarify this issue. Learn how certain supplements can affect the anesthesia used to control your pain during surgery or cause other surgical complications. If you have local anesthesia, you should be allowed to eat and drink normally before the procedure. However, this may not be the case if you have a procedure that affects your digestive system or bladder. Some time before the day of your surgery, you should meet with your anesthesiologist so that he or she can gather information that will help determine the right anesthesia care plan for you. Go to the meeting to discuss your medical history, health habits, and previous experience with surgery and anesthesia. Be sure to discuss these things in detail: You`ve spent a lot of time and energy going to appointments, getting your house ready, and being healthy. Now it`s time for surgery.
You may feel relieved or nervous at this point. You can brush your teeth and rinse your mouth in the morning. If you have been asked to take medication on the morning of surgery, you can take it with a sip of water. If you don`t feel well in the days leading up to or on the day of surgery, call your surgeon`s office. The symptoms your surgeon should be aware of are: Rub your nails with a brush. Remove nail polish and makeup before going to the hospital. In general, blood pressure (heart) medications, antiepileptic medications, and painkillers containing acetaminophen (no aspirin or NSAIDs) should be taken with a sip of water on the morning of surgery. Insulin can be given at a reduced dose.
Discuss this with your anesthesiologist. Oral hypoglycemia (diabetes pills) should NOT be taken. Download and print this checklist with the steps you can follow to ensure a successful operation. For your safety, failure to follow these or other instructions given to you by your surgeon may result in the cancellation or delay of your surgery. There are several steps you should take before your surgery to help you feel as relaxed and safe as possible. Start by answering these questions: You may have received instructions from us or your surgeon for the night before surgery. These instructions may include specific information about fasting, time spent at the center, and other guidelines you may need to follow. Nevertheless, we will endeavour to contact each patient personally the day before the operation. This call is designed to help us better prepare for your visit and prepare you for your stay. Patients are not allowed to drive, walk or use public transport after sedation or anesthesia. Please make appropriate arrangements.
If you have received general anesthesia, please ensure that an accompanying person is with you at least twelve hours after the operation. One to two weeks before surgery, you may have been told to stop taking blood thinners. These are medications that make it harder for blood to clot and can prolong bleeding during your surgery. Examples of these medications include, but are not limited to: If you have a condition such as diabetes, which means you need to eat and drink regularly, you should tell a doctor before your surgery. Bring your machine with you on the day of the operation. We will most likely use it while you are recovering from the medications you are receiving. The time you need to go (quickly) without food or drink before having your surgery depends on the type of surgery you are undergoing. However, it is usually at least 6 hours for food and 2 hours for liquids. You will be told how long you are not allowed to eat or drink before your surgery. You can take a shower or bathe the night before and the morning of the operation. Don`t take supplements, herbs, vitamins, or minerals before surgery unless your provider says it`s good. Please note the following important preoperative guidelines for the night before surgery.
If you take medications regularly, we generally expect you to continue taking those medications unless directed by your surgeon or anesthesiologist. Do not hesitate to call about it if you have any doubts. Please bring all your medication with you on the day of the operation. If you notice any recent change in your health, especially fever, cold, etc., please inform your surgeon and the center as soon as possible. If you are only undergoing gynecological surgery and start menstruating, please contact your surgeon or the center, as this may delay your operation. Take only medications recommended by your doctor before surgery, including prescription medications. Some of these medications need to be discontinued a few days before surgery. If you are unsure which medications to take the day before or the day of surgery, consult your doctor. Anticoagulants (anticoagulants): Anticoagulants (anticoagulants) should usually be stopped a few days before surgery. Oral medications may need to be replaced with injected or intravenous (IV) medications.
It is extremely important that your surgeon and your doctor (who prescribed the blood thinners) discuss the optimal time to stop taking these medications. Please note that many medicines and herbal products may be anticoagulants (anticoagulants), although they are not used for this purpose. In addition to the instructions above, please remove all piercings before leaving the house. Remove contact lenses at home and wear glasses instead. Please do not wear jewelry at all. Every operation is different. Whether you are allowed to eat or drink in advance and what you can have depends on the type of surgery and anesthesia you have. As a rule, you are not allowed to eat or drink anything before general anesthesia. Indeed, when using the anesthetic, the reflexes of your body are temporarily stopped. Be sure to inform your surgeon and anesthesiologist that you have the device and bring your device`s information card (make and model, company contact information). Each device reacts differently to the equipment we use in the operating room.
We may need to have the device checked (tested) before or after your surgery, usually within six months of surgery. Infants can receive breast milk up to 4 hours before surgery. After this time, only clear liquids should be given. Zaydfudim VM, Hu Y, Adams RB. Principles of preoperative and operative surgery. In: Townsend CM Jr, Beauchamp RD, Evers BM, Mattox KL, eds. 21st edition. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Elsevier; 2022: Chapter 10. Taking care of a few last-minute details can help you make your surgery a success.