MEDICATIONS AND ORAL RESTRICTIONS

Grant number: 1075226 | Funding period: 2014 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

Up to 50% of patients having surgery take regular medications and almost half of these patients have their medications stopped at the time of surgery. The interruption of their regular medications during this period exposes patients to associated complications. The project aims to improve the management of patients’ regular medications at the time of surgery, especially when they are fasting or nil by mouth, via a bundle of interventions that include education, reminders and audit/feedback.

University of Melbourne Researchers