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ASPIRATION DURING GENERAL ANESTHESIA

PROPHYLAXIS

1.

Fasting from solids for at least 8 hrs and preferably longer before anesthesia

2.

Use of agents to reduce gastric acidity during the induction and maintenace of GA

Skillful tracheal intubation

After intubation, and during the surgery, passage of a N-G tube to empty the stomach of all contents

Awake extubation with protective airway reflexes

Use of regional analgesia techniques when appropriate

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