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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"I accept you complied with the eight-hour rule and didn't drink eight hours before the flight, but you obviously drank quite an amount for there still to be that level of alcohol in your blood at the time of the flight.
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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. The airline said 29 passengers and a three-person crew were on Flight 1984, an Embraer 145 aircraft.
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. He had had nothing by mouth since midnight, and anesthesia had begun at 8:15 a.m.
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.
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.