Home Sweet Home after a Surgery Part Two
Welcome back! This is the continuation of how to take care of a patient after surgery. Post surgical care is a tricky task to do, so have yourself educated today. Here are three more tips on post surgical care:
Nutrition is key.
Food is definitely needed in order for the patient to regain his/her energy. Ask your doctor or nutritionist about the right food for the patient to eat. Sometimes, in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other health institutions, food is already tailored according to the patient’s condition. But if you just brought your newly discharged patient to his/her home, then it is best to ask the doctor about the right food he/she should eat. For patients who went through a surgery involving the digestive tract, a tube might be placed into the stomach as an alternative source of nutrients. Some patients who undergo surgeries might not be able to eat for a week or more, so alternative sources of food are given by the doctors. If your patient has a go-signal from the doctor to eat, serve him/her with nutritious and soft food. Don’t serve too hard to chew or digest food to prevent any complications or choking.
Your doctor might recommend you or your loved one to undergo a specific rehabilitation therapy in order to attain speedy recovery. The therapy may focus on occupational, physical or speech aspects of your body. For those who went under brain surgery, a psychiatrist, neurologist or a doctor might recommend therapies that constantly checks and improves your brain activity and mental health. Do not neglect rehabilitation therapies as it can be a catalyst for recovery.
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