You are finally squeezed into to see your doctor but you only have 15 minutes with them! 🤨 You’d better get your concerns in quick! They talk so fast in medical language it’s hard to keep up! Before your appointment, make sure you have your list of questions ready and paper and pen. 📝 For even better understanding, send Signature Nurse along with you or your parent, we are used to the fast pace and the medical jargon.⚕️Rest assured you will have a nurse right by your side. This is nursing care you’ve been waiting for. 💙
Don’t be afraid to move after surgery, it is really important to use your muscles as soon as you can after surgery to help with recovery 💙 Early mobility helps promote: (1) Blood flow to your muscles and lungs (2) Blood circulation to prevent stroke causing blood clots (3) Bowel and bladder function to prevent constipation and complications — Ways to move include: (1) Sitting up (2) Moving from bed to chair (3) Walking to the bathroom (4) Doing leg pumps in bed… Call Signature Nurse to help you with safe activity at home after surgery. ☎️ 714-602-1193
Managing pain at home after surgery – Follow all discharge instructions ‼
1. Position yourself for comfort using pillows and assistive devices prescribed by your doctor.
2. Adhere to activity restrictions and advancement.
3. Don’t be afraid to take your prescription and over the counter pain medicine as directed.
Include integrative (holistic) ways to manage pain like the use of ice, heat and relaxation techniques. It is normal for pain to get worse once you are at home due to increase in activity. It is important to stay on top of the pain before it is out of control. If you have followed all the discharge instructions and your pain is out of control, call your doctor. You can always call Signature Nurse to prepare for your recovery at home. 💙
Anxiety causes stress and stress interferes with the healing process. Let us take all your burdens away during the most critical time of recovery, we will care for you and help you feel better! 💙
5 things you should do to help alleviate pre-surgery anxiety
- Write down all your questions for your surgeon and anesthesiologist
- Clarify pain management
- Read your pre-op instructions, including lab work and preparation
- Inform your anesthesiologist if you have a history of adverse reaction to anesthesia
- Line up your caregivers such as family, friend or your Signature Nurse