Ambulatory Services Unit Discharge instructions

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MEDICATION

BYour physician ordered medication(s). PLEASE take as directed.

$Certain anesthetics and pain medications may produce nausea and vomiting. lf this becomes excessive call your physician.

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BContact your physician if you have severe pain.
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When taking pain medication, be careful as you walk, or climb stairs, dizziness can occur. Do not drive.

SPECIALINSTRUCTIONS

p.Have someone drive you home following surgery. p Have a responsible person with you for 24 hours. DO NOT STAY ALONE.

BDo not make any important decisions or sign important papers for 48 hours. X Call your physician if the affected extremity becomes cold to touch, blue or numb. Also contact your physician if
unable to move digits (hand or foot) or if you have any excessive swelling or pain. RETURN APPOINTMENT 10. OTHER INSTRUCTIONS: Date: Time:

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POSTOPERATIVE TELEPHONE CALL: A representative from the Ambulatory Services Unit will call you by telephone a few days after your surgery. Do not be alarmed. This is a routine call to find out how you are progressing

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IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL YOUR PHYSICIAN >I:"' I, OR AMBULATO-RYSERYICES I' uNlT AT 7764270. AFTER HOURS AND WEEKENDS, CALL THE MEDTCAL CENTER OPERATOR Nt(t764000.) GO TO THE NEAREST EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT lF YOU DEVELOP ANY UNEXPECTED PROBLEMS aNil'C.eUpr/ REACH YOUR DOCTOR.

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