Discharge plan manual for open heart surgery
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Discharge plan manual for open heart surgery

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Published by Sudbury Memorial Hospital in Sudbury, Ont .
Written in English


  • Heart -- Surgery.,
  • Hospitals -- Admission and discharge.

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Discharge After Open Heart Surgery Most patients are discharged from the hospital as early as 4 days after heart surgery. It is important to have someone at home to help you during the first few days when you return home from the hospital. Your companion should . Cardiac Surgery Discharge Instructions 1) Care of Your Incisions 2) Diet and Exercise 3) Pain Control and Other Medications 4) Emotions 5) Follow-up Appointments 6) Danger Signs and When To Call Your Doctor Post-Operative Instructions After your heart surgery you . Pioneering advanced treatment for conditions like congestive heart failure, aortic disease, arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, and valvular heart disease. Heart and Vascular Center Pasteur Drive Stanford, CA Phone: Heart valve surgery is used to repair or replace diseased heart valves. Your surgery may have been done through a large incision (cut) in the middle of your chest, through a smaller cut between your ribs or through 2 to 4 small cuts.

Open-heart surgery, or traditional heart surgery, may be done to perform a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) for people with coronary heart disease. During this surgery, a healthy artery or vein is grafted (attached) to a blocked coronary artery. This allows the grafted artery to “bypass” the blocked artery and bring fresh blood to the heart. develop a safe discharge plan to allow you to leave the hospital setting. Our extensive array of services includes physical and occupational therapy, social work and nutritional services. Transitional care: Sometimes people require a short-term stay in a rehabilitation facility following surgery, heart failure or other cardiac conditions. Discharge Instructions: After Your Child’s Heart Surgery. Your child just had surgery to treat a heart problem. This surgery needed a cut (incision) down the chest or breastbone (sternum) or between the ribs. This sheet give you general guidelines to care for your child at home after heart surgery. •Do not drive for weeks after your surgery •Sexual activity: Wait 3 to 4 weeks. Be well rested and chose a comfortable position that puts the least amount of stress on your chest. Medications •You were given a list of medications with your discharge materials. Your .

If you do not want to or are unable to read the entire book, at least read this. (More detailed information is found on the pages indicated.) Preparing for the Hospital Before you have your Open Heart Surgery there are a few important steps for you to do. 1 Keep this book with . Discharge Instructions for Heart Attack A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is interrupted. This deprives the heart muscle of oxygen, causing tissue damage or tissue death. Common treatments include lifestyle changes, oxygen, medicines, and surgery. Steps to Take Home CareFile Size: 25KB. discharge from Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital following cardiac surgery. This booklet also contains information for your family or friends who may be helping care for you following your discharge from our hospital. This booklet is also to help you keep a record of your care following your surgery. This booklet is File Size: KB. Cardiovascular Surgery Discharge Quick Reference Surgical Contact Numbers: • Clinic office: or (Carol) • Cardiac Surgeon on-call – () – 24 hours per day • Hospital Cardiac Surgery RN: or & ask operator to page Christy Baxter on pager • Hospital Cardiac Surgery RN voicemail –