IV Anesthesia Instructions

DO’S AND DON’TS:

FOOD & DRINK:

  • DO NOT EAT OR DRINK ANYTHING 8 HOURS prior to your scheduled surgery.

MEDICATIONS:

  • Only take what Dr. Auble has authorized
  • Only take pre-arranged meds with small sip of water.
  • If you have asthma please bring your inhaler(s) with you on the day of surgery.
  • If you are diabetic and have a glucometer, please bring this, your test strips, and your lancet to your appointment.

ESCORT:

  • You must have someone drive you to your appointment and drive you home.
  • You cannot take a taxi, Uber, bus, etc.!
  • Your escort must remain in office during surgery.
  • Your escort must remain with you for 6 hours following surgery for your safety.

CLOTHING:

  • Please wear loose fitting clothing with short sleeves.
  • NO flip-flops, sandals, clogs or other footwear that is loose-fitting
  • Leave jewelry, phone, purse at home
  • Ladies with long hair please put hair into a bun or high ponytail
  • Please refrain from using body lotion on the day of surgery (interferes with EKG reading)
  • Do not wear make-up, chap-stick, nail polish, contacts lens, pull over sweaters

HOME CARE AFTER ANESTHESIA:

  • Remove all gauze before resting/sleeping at home. Unremoved gauze can cause airway obstruction and lead to serious injury or death!
  • No alcoholic drinks for 24 hours
  • No driving for 24 hours
  • Be aware that 30 minutes after your first meal/snack you may notice sleepiness, dizziness, tiredness. These are normal effects.

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