Home Care Instructions After Surgery

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This eight-page illustrated handout provides common instructions for home care for people recovering from surgery. It clarifies that patients should follow any instructions given to them by their doctor or nurse that are based on their specific needs. It outlines what to do and what not to do for the first 24 hours after surgery. The document contains guidelines and helpful tips for home care, discussing medicines, activity, diet and bowel movement, and incision care. It identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called, clarifying those for which to call 911.

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Health Information Translations
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
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Resource developed in English and translated into other languages
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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In the Public Domain
Last Reviewed by Author(s):
1/1/2013
Record Last Updated:
10/23/2017

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