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Managing investigations and procedures 

Managing investigations and procedures
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Managing investigations and procedures
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10.1093/med/9780199545629.003.013
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date: 20 April 2021

Fluids only 292

Nil by mouth 294

Laser treatment for macular oedema or proliferate retinopathy 296

Considerations for in-patient care 298

Before undergoing surgery or an investigative procedure people with diabetes may need to fast and perhaps restrict themselves to fluid-only intake. There will be specific, written, pre- and peri-operative guidelines for the area in which you work, although there may be minor variations in these guidelines from place to place. It is imperative that you adhere to the guidelines specific to your hospital, otherwise, in the event of a problem, your employer may not accept vicarious liability for your actions....

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