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An overview of the principles of preoperative care

24 August 2018

Nursing Standard

surgical care

There has been an increase in the number of patients requiring surgery who also have complex medical needs. Factors such as being overweight, the presence of...

Preoperative fasting: exploring guidelines and evidence to ensure consistent, high-quality care

15 November 2022

Nursing Standard


Many nurses will still be familiar with the instruction ‘nil by mouth from midnight’ traditionally given to patients preparing to undergo surgery. National and...