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Care of the perioperative patient 

Care of the perioperative patient
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Care of the perioperative patient
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10.1093/med/9780199593460.003.0040
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date: 11 December 2019

Pre-operative care 246

Fasting times and principles 248

Sedation 250

Theatre checklist: how to prepare patients 252

Recovery from anaesthesia: immediate care 254

Collecting patients following surgery 258

Post-operative care 260

Approximately 450,000 children aged between 0–16yrs undergo a surgical procedure in England every year and as such require both physical and psychological preparation....

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