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Discharge Planning + Recommendations

Discharge Planning + Recommendations

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Published by: rachael on Jan 16, 2009
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DISCHARGE PLANNING
Medication:Furosemide 40mg IVP q 8ºSenokot 2 tab @HS Vit. K 1 amp q 8º Exercise:
Bedrest has traditionally been recommended for patients with ascites on the basis that upright posture increasesaldosterone levels, which is associated with sodium retention.
Treatment:drainage of fluid from tenkoff catheter, Venous cutdown,Health teaching:Teaches the patient and family about the treatment plan including the need to avoid all alcohol intake,adhere to a low sodium diet, take medications as prescribe and check with the physician before takingany new medications.Patient and family teaching addresses skin care and the need to weigh the patient daily and to watch forand report signs and symptoms of complications.OPD follow-ups:
Patients will return to the Ambulatory Care regularly after the initial postoperative period, with the frequency of clinic visits reduced as the patient's condition permits.During clinic appointments, patients are seen by their Physician. Communication with the patient's family physician andother specialists is an important component of follow-up care1
Diet:
 Avoid table salt, salty foods, salted butter and margarine and all ordinary canned and frozen foods.Include high protein foods on her diet.The patient should make liberal use of powdered, low sodium milk and milk product.

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