NBM Period

The tradition of 8-hrs NBM period prior to elective surgery is being challenged (1)

Example
Guideline

Adults: 8 hrs NBM, sips H20 with mane meds.
Age <1: 6 hrs, clear fluids until 4hrs.
1-6yrs: 8 hrs, clear fluids to 6hrs.
>6yrs: 8hrs.


References
1.  Ann Surg 1995;222:728-34.