SandiS. RN, DABCM
Yeah, eating prior to surgery is all too common. I’ve even had patients fix themselves a large cup of coffee with cream and sugar while in the waiting room. The excuse? “I didn’t eat anything.” A mother fed her child dry Fruit Loops because “she was so hungry and crying” Another ate a taco because “I’m not having surgery, I’m just getting a shot in my spine.” All the above became very indignant when informed their procedure was being canceled.