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Would hospital patients benefit if those who were able were allowed to administer their own medicines? What do you think?Expert comment
Patients have long been told not to eat or drink for hours before surgery because of the risk of pulmonary aspiration, but is this really necessary?Some studies have suggested that light meals and liquids are not harmful before surgery, and that fasting can sometimes cause adverse effects, but many guidelines continue to insist on complete fasting.What do you think?
Is wearing face masks in theatre a necessity, or is it just something we do? Do they protect patients and practitioners, or do they offer little benefit, as some studies have suggested?What do you think?
- Are drug rounds necessary?
- To glove or not to glove?