Adult preoperative preparation: equipment and monitoring

  • J. Lance Lichtor


Patient preoperative instructions should include directions on what medications to take prior to the procedure, fasting, what to wear, and what to have available once the procedure is finished. Patients should be told when their surgery is likely to occur and at what time they should arrive at the facility. They should be told what to bring, such as glasses in case they need to read a consent form and a hearing aid so they can understand instructions. Patients should be told not to bring valuables and jewelry, to avoid loss or theft. Rings should be taped on. Whether patients should be required to shower before a procedure depends on patient and facility preference.


American Heart Association Infective Endocarditis Laryngeal Mask Airway Ambulatory Surgery Airway Device 
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  • J. Lance Lichtor
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  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and PediatricsUniversity of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA

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