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Guidelines for Sedation Preparation

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Appropriate Orders for Patient Undergoing Sedation for Elective Non-Emergency Procedures

Infants 0 to 6 months:

  • Formula without cereal until six (6) hours before the procedure
  • Breast milk until four (4) hours before procedure
  • Clear liquids (apple juice, Gatorade or water) until two (2) hours before the procedure 

Ages 6 months to 10 years:

  • Solid foods, milk or formula until eight (8) hours before the procedure
  • Clear liquids (apple juice, Gatorade, water) until two (2) hours before the procedure

Ages over 10 years:

  • No solid foods or milk after midnight unless otherwise instructed
  • Clear liquids (apple juice, Gatorade, water) until two (2) hours before the procedure