For patients without diabetes:
For patients with diabetes:
All patients - When to
stop eating and drinking before surgery:
To see more videos about surgery, go to the
Before and after surgery video library.
For more information on care before and after surgery, and different types of surgery, go to
Patient Care Handouts, and click on
Before and after surgery and
Adult in the list.
Current as of: October 7, 2022
Author: Surgery Strategic Clinical Network, Alberta Health Services
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