• Pre-operative testing for pregnancy in Dublin day surgery units.

      Wong, L F A; Wingfield, M; Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. wlfaud@yahoo.co.uk (Springer, 2013-06)
      The safety of anaesthetic agents in early pregnancy cannot be guaranteed. Certain types of surgery, particularly gynaecological, may also be dangerous. It is therefore important to ensure that, female patients are not inadvertently pregnant when undergoing elective surgery. Different hospitals have different policies and guidelines in place to determine female patients' pregnancy status prior to elective surgery.