Starvation Before Surgery: How Fasting-From-Midnight Can Slow Your Recovery

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Starvation Before Surgery: How Fasting-From-Midnight Can Slow Your Recovery At ClearFast, we’re all about empowering patients with the knowledge they need to have the best surgery experience possible—and, if you’ve been following along on our blog, you probably know that a big part of a successful surgery experience lies in avoiding starvation before surgery. Today, then, we’re diving into what happens …

Answering Your Questions about our Pre Surgery Carbohydrate Drink: The Top 5 ClearFast FAQs

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Answering Your Questions about our Pre Surgery Carbohydrate Drink: The Top 5 ClearFast FAQs At ClearFast, we get to be on the forefront of an exciting shift in the way the medical industry prepares patients for surgery. With physicians and luminary hospitals across the U.S. now replacing old-school fasting-from-midnight with the consumption of a pre surgery carbohydrate drink instead, we hear …

Pro Tips for Getting Through Colonoscopy Prep: Minimizing Discomfort in the Dreaded Prep Process

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Pro Tips for Getting Through Colonoscopy Prep: Minimizing Discomfort in the Dreaded Prep Process Though there are approximately 15 million colonoscopies performed in the U.S. each year (whoa!), getting through colonoscopy prep isn’t exactly a breeze. With a large volume of a foul-tasting prep liquid to consume, a clear-liquid diet you have to stick to, and—yes—the uncomfortable reality of clearing …

Dehydration Before Surgery: How it Affects You and How to Avoid It

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Dehydration Before Surgery: How it Affects You and How to Avoid It When it comes to staying hydrated, the general population isn’t exactly knocking it out of the park. In fact, according to MedicalDaily.com, 75% of Americans may be chronically dehydrated (someone pass the water!). Though it’s a state three-quarters of us are in at any given time, being dehydrated …

Surgery With ClearFast and Without: The Difference is Clear

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Surgery With ClearFast and Without: The Difference is Clear When it comes to undergoing surgery with ClearFast, there are endless benefits we could tell you about for both your presurgery experience and your recovery…but perhaps the best way to gain a comprehensive understanding of ClearFast’s benefits is to compare what surgery is like with ClearFast versus what it’s like without …

10 Mistakes You’re Making When Preparing for Surgery

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10 Mistakes You’re Making When Preparing for Surgery When it comes to preparing for surgery, there’s so much to consider. From transportation plans to remembering to pick-up those all-important prescriptions, there are countless different tasks you can easily forget to take care of ahead of time—especially when you’re anxious and overwhelmed about going under anesthesia. To help you on your …

How to Decrease PIR & Reduce The Risk of Surgical Site Infection with Preop Carbohydrate Loading

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How to Decrease PIR & Reduce The Risk of Surgical Site Infection with Preop Carbohydrate Loading As physicians, surgeons and anesthesiologists, we know your number-one goal is to ensure patient safety during surgery—while at the same time ensuring efficient hospital stay times and high patient satisfaction. Surgical site infections caused by postoperative insulin resistance (PIR) are not only dangerous to …

Sick After Anesthesia? Here’s How to Reduce Post-Op Nausea & Vomiting

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Sick After Anesthesia? Here’s How to Reduce Post-Op Nausea & Vomiting If you’re someone who gets sick after anesthesia, you know just how frustrating it can be to wake up from surgery nauseous and vomiting—especially when all you want to do is get discharged and head home for your recovery. When we created ClearFast, our number-one goal was to formulate a …