Discharge And Home Healthcare Guidelines

Teach the patient to avoid the following: crossing the legs, prolonged periods of sitting or standing, and leg positions that put pressure on the popliteal space. Be sure the patient understands all

754 Postpartum Hemorrhage medications, including the dosage, route, action, and adverse effects. Be sure the patient understands all diet and fluid therapy.

Instruct the patient to report leg pain or swelling, skin discoloration, bleeding, decreases in peripheral skin temperature, or signs of possible infection to the physician. For patients with primary polycythemia, genetic counseling may be necessary.

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