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The Influence of Education of Medical Team on Duration of Fasting Before Elective Medical Interventions Performed Under General Anesthesia in Children

2014-08-27 03:35:35 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of the study is to examine if an education program of the medical teams can help implementation of of NPO (nothing-per-os)orders in children before anesthesia for ambulatory medical interventions under anesthesia and decrease unnecessary long fasting. We shall ask parents of such children to fill in a questionnaire regarding pre-anesthesia fasting and regular eating and drinking habits. Thereafter, all medical teams involved with the administration of NPO orders will receive an educational program to explain and implement the NPO orders as are recommended by the American Society of Anesthesiologists. We will examine if the educational program was successful in reducing unnecessary long period of fasting, and if such a program is not associated with increased rate of delay of cases.

Study Design

Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Caregiver), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Duration of Preoperative Fasting

Intervention

education

Location

Sheba Medical Center
Tel Hashomer
Israel
52621

Status

Recruiting

Source

Sheba Medical Center

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:35:35-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

An autosomal recessive fructose metabolism disorder due to absent or deficient fructose-1,6-diphosphatase activity. Gluconeogenesis is impaired, resulting in accumulation of gluconeogenic precursors (e.g., amino acids, lactate, ketones) and manifested as hypoglycemia, ketosis, and lactic acidosis. Episodes in the newborn infant are often lethal. Later episodes are often brought on by fasting and febrile infections. As patients age through early childhood, tolerance to fasting improves and development becomes normal.

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