Implications of Herbal Medicines and Surgery

Whilst the enclosed article is from the American OR Nurse Journal you will find the content of interest. ‘A recent investigation demonstrated that only 23%of anaesthesia providers were aware of the current recommendations to discontinue supplements up to 2 weeks prior to surgery. The article identifies  a number of clinically significant herbal medicines e.g. Back Cohosh, Echinacea, Ginkgo, Ginger , Ginseng to name just a few along with the  potential adverse effects – you may be surprised!

The perioperative implications of herbal medicine

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