sips/chips

sips/chips

A popular term for the first ingestibles allowed either after a surgical procedure under general anaesthesia, or before and after surgery under local anaesthesia, where a recuperating patient is allowed to sip water and other clear liquids or chew on ice chips.
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sips/chips

Nursing Popular for the first ingestibles allowed either after a surgical procedure under general anesthesia, or before and after surgery 'under local,' where the recuperee is allowed to sip water and other clear liquids or chew on ice chips
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.