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Pediatric Pre-Operative Feeding Instructions



For Outpatient and Same Day Admission Surgery
(Children ages 0-15 years)

For your child's safety, it is imperative that you follow the feeding instructions below. If these feeding instructions are not followed, your child's operation may have to be rescheduled.

STOP ALL FOOD AND FLUIDS after midnight the night before surgery, including the following:

Solid food, candy, chewing gum, milk products and formula,
juice with pulp, soft drinks, and carbonated beverages

BREASTFEEDING may continue until 5 hours before the scheduled surgery time.

CLEAR FLUIDS may be continued until 4 hours before the scheduled surgery time, to include only the following:

Water, Apple Juice, and Pedialyte

The LAST clear fluid you give your child CANNOT be more than 8 ounces.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL YOUR SURGICAL FACILITY:

FAIRFAX SURGICAL CENTER (703) 691-0670

INOVA SURGICAL CENTER (703) 776-5910
FAIRFAX HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT SURGERY (703) 776-3678
FAIRFAX HOSPITAL DEPT. OF ANESTHESIOLOGY (703) 776-3138
FAIRFAX HOSPITAL CENTRAL TESTING (703) 970-3100

FAIR OAKS HOSPITAL OUTPATIENT SURGERY (703) 391-3723
FAIR OAKS HOSPITAL DEPT OF ANESTHESIOLOGY (703) 391-3037
FAIR OAKS HOSPITAL CENTRAL TESTING (703) 391-3155

RESTON HOSPITAL CENTRAL TESTING (703) 689-3155

WOODBURN SURGICAL CENTER: (703) 226-2652

 

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