Your Hospital Care After Surgery

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Abstract:

This eight-page illustrated handout educates people preparing to have an operation about what to expect after their surgery. It explains the different types of postoperative care they will receive in the hospital. It discusses what will happen in the first hours after surgery, receiving intravenous (IV) fluids and antibiotics, the incision and dressing, and pain control, including illustrations of the "Zero to Ten" Scale (0 to 10) for rating pain, and the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale. It provides information about activity and exercise, preventing the risk of blood clots, diet and bowel activity, and preparing to go home.

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
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A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Anti-bacterial agents, Bandages, Pain management, Postoperative care, Thrombosis
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
1/1/2013
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