What is Propofol? And is it safe?

Propofol is an IV drug used for sedation and in general anesthesia. It is a safe drug when used correctly by an anesthesia expert in a hospital or surgery center setting. When properly administered it is likely one of the safest drugs given in the OR. Possible side effects include decrease in blood pressure and slowed breathing. Close and careful monitoring and the ability of the nurse anesthetist or anesthesia professional to support breathing and correct the blood pressure keep the patient safe.

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NPO

Nil per os, Latin for “nothing by mouth”

Nothing per mouth or NPO refers to the direction of having nothing to eat or drink during a time period before surgery. Usually begins midnight the day before.

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