eight-hour rule

eight-hour rule

Anesthesiology The observation that general anesthesia is safely performed–ie, with a relatively low risk of gastric aspiration in a Pt who has not received anything by mouth for the past 8 hrs. See Gastric aspiration.
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Ministry primary health care chief of medical services Dr Naeema Al Sabiae said patients would be given morphine in spite of the new eight-hour rule if a medical evaluation showed they were in chronic pain.
But Frontier Airlines spokeswoman Lindsey Carpenter said Frontier and Chautauqua enforce policies that are even more strict than the FAA's eight-hour rule.
For instance, South Lane County Fire and Rescue's board voted Wednesday to adopt the eight-hour rule, and institute a zero-tolerance policy for all alcohol, narcotics and medication, either prescription or over-the-counter, that could affect a firefighter's performance while on duty, Olsen said.
In my real-life case, my client's husband, David, fell within the eight-hour rule.
There must be exceptions to the eight-hour rule, as there are for every rule of medicine.
He did not break the eight-hour rule but appeared drunk after suffering a strange reaction to alcohol because he was depressed and stressed, Captain King told the hearing.
The bill is a response to a 3-2 vote last month by Wilson's Industrial Welfare Commission to abolish the eight-hour rule for 6 million nonunionized workers in a variety of industries.
Many of the labor groups that have been opposing change in the state's eight-hour rule already enjoy the scheduling flexibility that reforms would make available to other workers.
A ministry official said the circular on painkillers was only to 'avoid misuse' and the eight-hour rule was also being implemented for patients' safety.
Wilson said abolishing the eight-hour rule would encourage so-called ``flex-time'' schedules that allow, for example, four 10-hour days per week.