Summary of the NPO Guidelines for Clinicians of the Benderson Family Heart Center
From the Division of Cardiac Anesthesia*
|Solid Foods||Stop at Midnight
|Formula, fortified breast milk, thickened fluids
|Stop 6 Hours before procedure time|
|Stop 4 Hours before procedure time|
Water, apple juice, Gatorade/Powerade, Pedialyte
|Encourage up to 1 hour before procedure time|
In the ICU: For patients who have a cuffed endotracheal tube or a cuffed tracheostomy tube with the cuff inflated and if the patient is receiving J tube feeds, the feeds can be continued until anesthesia arrives to transport the patient.
Any proposed deviation from these guidelines must be discussed with the Cardiac Anesthesia Board Runner (59159) and decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis.
*Based on the Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine NPO Guidelines approved by OR Governance, BCH and published May 1, 2022.