Complex Information for Anesthesiologists Presented Quickly and Clearly

*Full stomach defined as ≥1.5 mL/kg of fluid or solid in the stomach.

ASA, American Society of Anesthesiologists; BMI, body mass index; GI, gastrointestinal; NPO, nil per os (nothing by mouth).

Infographic created by Holly B. Ende, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and Jonathan P. Wanderer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Illustration by Annemarie Johnson, Vivo Visuals Studio. Address correspondence to Dr. Ende: holly.ende@vumc.org.

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