Safe and efficient postoperative care is one of the cornerstones of successful management of many patients. The rapidly increasing number of surgeries, together with limited ICU bed availability, frequently leads to the delay of surgeries. After the surgery is done and you meet the discharge criteria, you will be freed to go home or be moved to a room. Hospitals usually require that the patient is transported home by a family member, as coordination and reactions may be weakened for 24 hours following anesthesia. Before you go home, you should be very clear on what your limitations are and whether or not you will be needing some special care, assistance, or equipment following your surgery.
Follow Doctor’s Instructions Carefully
It is very important that you follow your doctor’s instructions after you leave the hospital. Take medications as recommended by the doctor. The most important thing a patient needs to watch out is, any potential complications to keep up the follow-up appointments. Do not overdo things that are not instructed by the doctor, take rest. Also, do not neglect the physical activity if you have been given permission to move around. Start resuming your normal activities. Most of the time, it is best to slowly return to your normal daily life.
Why Caregivers are needed after Surgery
Most of the times, a patient may not be able to care for himself for a while after he has undergone surgery. He might be in the need for a caregiver to help him heal his wounds, prepare food, keep him clean, and support him while he is moving or doing some exercise. Having a care with your post-operative needs is also important because of the complications that could take place. Most doctors will warn you for the complications including blood clots, infection, or pain. If a patient tries to over exercise himself and tries to manage his own post-operative care he will surely see the negative repercussions.