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Nursing Diagnosis For Post Op Patient
Ankle scope: Depending on how involved the procedure is but usually you are immobilized in a splint for two weeks non weight bearing with crutches followed 4 weeks in a walking boot. During which you start light physical therapy. Once you r cleared your surgeon will increase the physical therapy. Typical recovery is 6-8 weeks before u can go back to activity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask a health question... Alternatives to catheter for post operative urinary retention for male 65 ?
None reasonable: Bladder will continue to fill + has to be drained because of pain and discomfort. Intermiitent ctheterizaion is management of choice with much lower risk of UTI than an indwelling catheter. Voiding ability, if present before operation, should return and can be aided by medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the medical term for ongoing sterum pain after heart bypass surgery. Currently at 7 months post op.
Depends: Each surgeon has their own protocol for diet after surgery. And it often depends on which procedure you have done. Generally speaking, however, you will likely be on liquids for a short period of time, and then advance from there to soft diet, to regular food. Just less of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Post surgery pain manage for patient woken up from GA. Which is considered better Fentanyl or Morphine for a patient who is opiate resistant?
Is it normal to experience post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?
What kind of dental : After a wisdom tooth extraction that has its roots near the nerve yes. After routine dental proceduressuch as filling, deep cleaning, crowns.....It is not normal. Unless lots of anesthetic was placed and the needle has hit the nerve while numbing you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After what kind of surgeries would patient controlled analgesia be used for post-operative recovery versus traditional physician-controlled pain mgmt?
Most inpatient : surgeries can use PCA, it's more personal preference and patient must be able to understand and push button ...Read more
What would be the pre and post op requirments on rxs for a patient about to have major 6 level fusion back surg. This patient currently taking zanax x 20 yrs and aterol. What would be the pre and post op requirments regarding these medications due to the
Shouldn't be any: If you are on usual therapeutic doses of both adderal and xanax, (alprazolam) they will generally continue your medication pre-op, and begin it again as soon as you are eating. If you are going to not be eating for any prolonged period of time, an equivalent amount of another benzodiazepine (like ativan) can be given as a shot (0.5 mg of Ativan im is equivalent to 1 mg of xanax). The adderal can be skipped. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me about post op paresthesia (numbness) for an extensive time after dental treatment?
Paresthesia also: called oral sensory function can occur following restorative and surgical dental procedures. Even administration of local anesthetic could be a cause of the paresthesia. The bottom line, paresthesia is a nerve disorder and should be treated ad a neuropathy. If there is no dysesthesia present the treatment is "tincture of time". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a mastectomy: Would encourage you to go in person to a specialty bra store. The professionals at a specialty bra store can ensure that you have the correct band and cup size as well the best design to fit your need. You will also be taught how to properly settle your breasts into the bra. There are many comfortable ; attractive mastectomy bras. It is worth the effort. ...Read more
Follow instructions: We used to tell patients to lie flat for 6 hours after spinal anesthesia, but now we know that doesn't help prevent a headache. You may resume activity according to the surgeon's instructions, depending on what type of surgery you had. No need to lie flat; just rest when you feel tired, and lie in whatever position is most comfortable for you. Drink plenty of liquids. ...Read more
Pl advise what sugar level is required for surgury for Diabatic Patient type 2 for hernia operation and what clearance from speciality departments is ?
Before surgery: Diabetes and elevated blood sugars, (>250) increase the risk of surgery and anesthesia. To mitigate, lower overall risk, it is best to increase the diabetic monitoring for 2 to 3 days before your surgery. Arrive for surgery with a Blood sugar below 250, a record of recent blood sugars. We cancel elective surgery if blood sugar is >300. We cancel major surgery if glyco hemoglobin is >9.0. Be well. ...Read more
As prescribed: Vicodin comes in three strengths, 5mg, 7.5mg and 10mg. The most common strength prescribed is 5mg and the usual dose is 1-2 tablets every 6 hours. Most important is to beware that each tablet has Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) in it. You should not have more than 4 grams of tylenol (acetaminophen) in a 24 hour period as it can cause liver damage. Please speak with your doctor about how much you may take. ...Read more
What post operative advice should be instructed to a patient who has had an inferior dental nerve block?
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