Surgeon information

Patients given a carbohydrate-rich drink before planned surgical procedures went home between 1 to 13 hours sooner than those receiving a placebo drink.30

 

(Cochrane review 2014: Key result)

 

 

Essential knowledge - Dex
  • Patients are satisfied

  • Faster patient discharge

  • Facilitates immune function by decreasing post-operative blood sugars

  • Decrease protein catabolism leading to better muscle strength

  • Minimises aspiration risk by rapidly passing through the stomach and decreasing gastric acidity

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  • Dex. stimulates a meal-like “insulin” response

  • Inducing an insulin response (anabolic) at the start of surgery helps avoid insulin resistance post operatively15,25,33,34.

  • Avoiding insulin resistance leads to better outcomes

  • Have your secretary provide patients with an easy to understand Dex fasting guideline card

  • Take control of your patients' fasting and advise the hospital of best practice guidelines

  • A small drink makes a big difference

 

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