Clinical Updates

Surgery Strategic Clinical NetworkTM

Pre-operative Fasting & Carbohydrate Loading | Surgical Counting | Surgical Plume Management | Surgical Site Verification & Marking


Pre-operative Fasting & Carbohydrate Loading Prior to Surgical Interventions – Adults

This guideline promotes evidence-informed pre-operative fasting and carb loading practices.

Resources for Patients/Families

Surgical Counting

Provincial standards for surgical counting, including the use of the provincial Surgical Count Record (site specific template) to be used.

AHS staff can access policy support resources on Insite.

Surgical Plume Management

Protects patients, physicians and healthcare providers from hazards associated with surgical plume (smoke or vapor generated as a byproduct of certain procedures.

Surgical Site Verification & Marking

Provincial standards for surgical intervention verification and site marking to be used at all AHS settings where surgical interventions are performed.