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Medical Terminology Deciphered: NPO

NPO…what? NPO is a medically approved abbreviation that means NOTHING BY MOUTH. The abbreviation is based on the Latin translation of nil per os meaning nothing by mouth. Prior to scheduled surgery, it is recommended that the patient has nothing by mouth (no food or fluid) for a minimum of six hours and preferred eight…

Things to Know if Your Child is Having Surgery

The Night Before Surgery Be sure to eat a balanced supper. Stop food and water intake at the determined time. Give your child a bath or shower with an antibacterial soap such as Dial or the Hibicleanse soap provided by our Prepare RN. Have your child sleep in clean pajamas and clean sheets. The Day…