Postoperative care in simple terms is the care a person receives after having undergone a surgical procedure. Postoperative care is given immediately during the Postoperative period. As such the
The main goal of
The type and length of Postoperative care a patient receives depends upon his /her surgical procedure and the extent of
For simple surgical
postoperative care guidelines
The postoperative care guidelines vary for adults and children, for different types of diseases and surgical procedure. Some of the common basic postoperative care guidelines include;
- Ensuring the comfort of the patient
- Proper and timely dressing changes
- Pain medication should be given as per the prescription
- In Deep vein
thrombosisthe postoperative nursing care involves giving blood thinning medication, elastic stockingsand helping the patient perform foot and ankle exercises for blood circulation in the lower leg and enhancevenous return in the lower leg.
- In case of
infectionthe post opnursing care requires close monitoring of the surgical wound and immediate reportingof persistent fever and redness or swelling at the wound site.
caseof pneumoniathe post opcare involves a respiratory therapist to help the patient with deep breathing exercises.
- In knee stiffness or other joints and bone surgery, the
post surgicalcare requires the assistance of both a physiotherapist and a nurse for postoperative exercises to be done under the watch of a physiotherapist, for paincontrol, for Edema control and for strict adherence to CPM protocol as directed by the doctor.
how can we help?
Postoperative care is an essential component of the healing process, as a good postoperative nursing care ensures the patient’s complete physical and mental recovery. Post operative care for patients could either be long term or short term and could be simple or could involve elaborate procedure.
In case of long term postoperative nursing care, a patient is better off in the warm surrounding of his home. Aiding this type of postoperative care is our postoperative care at home service. As part of this service our highly experienced team of doctors, nurses and other health professionals as required, would come visit you and provide the needed care within the comfort of your home. In some cases residential nurses would also stay with the patient for 24*7 monitoring and care.
So if you need postoperative care at home, look no further and trust Portea with the care of your loved one and we would ensure a speedy and satisfactory recovery of the patient in the most caring manner as possible.