Users' questions

What is included in the care of the patient after a cardiac catheterization?

What is included in the care of the patient after a cardiac catheterization?

Patients should be kept lying flat for several hours after the procedure so that any serious bleeding can be avoided and that the artery can heal. It is advised that diagnostic catheterisation patients are kept on bed rest for four hours, and interventional catheterisation patients stay on bed rest for six hours.

Do Ice packs help after tonsillectomy?

Placing wrapped ice packs on your neck or chewing on ice chips can help alleviate a sore throat. Fluids are especially important after surgery. Water, sports drinks, or juice are good options. A soft foods diet works best to limit discomfort until the pain improves.

How long is bed rest after heart cath?

Time-in-bed standards vary widely, from 3 to 12 hours after cardiac catheterization to more than 24 hours of bed rest after angioplasty. Bed rest with restricted movement causes patient discomfort, increases nursing workload, and prolongs length of hospital stay.

What should you know about postoperative care for tonsillectomy?

As the patient recovery is ensured by postoperative care for tonsillectomy, post-operative care for tonsillectomy is a vital element of the curing process. Post-operative care for individuals might be easy and may be short term or long term or may entail procedure.

How often should I take statins after a tonsillectomy?

STAT dose given intraoperatively. The recommended dose at RCH for patient’s post T & A is 4mg/kg up to a maximum of 200mg BD, given regularly for 7 days. To be commenced day 1 post operatively. Given strictly every 6 hours including overnight for the first few post-operative nights, and regularly for 7 days.

How much analgesia can you give after a tonsillectomy?

Analgesia should be given strictly, including waking children overnight. STAT dose given intraoperatively. The recommended dose at RCH for patient’s post T & A is 4mg/kg up to a maximum of 200mg BD, given regularly for 7 days. To be commenced day 1 post operatively.

How often should I take BD after a tonsillectomy?

The recommended dose at RCH for patient’s post T & A is 4mg/kg up to a maximum of 200mg BD, given regularly for 7 days. To be commenced day 1 post operatively. Given strictly every 6 hours including overnight for the first few post-operative nights, and regularly for 7 days. Given only for breakthrough pain relief and is the preferred opioid.