Checks Before Surgery or The Pre-Operative Procedure
The tests vary according to the age and health, but the standard tests include
An intravenous line for fluids and a pre-operative antibiotic maybe administered.
If there are any known allergies it should be mentioned to the doctor. Some people are allergic to Penicillin antibiotic or its recent derivative and others maybe allergic to Sulpha drugs. If there are no known allergies, a small test dose of the antibiotic is given to check for any reaction before giving the full dose.
An informed consent is taken from the patient so that they understand the procedure and certain medications that they would be receiving. Patients are required to refrain from eating or drinking after midnight on the day before surgery for a routine planned procedure. If the procedure is undertaken as an emergency, it is advisable to fast for 6 hours before anesthesia can be given for surgery. This means no liquids, solids or oral medications.
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