Discharge And Home Healthcare Guidelines

DRAINAGE SYSTEM. Whether the tube is internal or external, teach the patient the signs and symptoms of a blocked tube. If the drainage system is external, teach the patient how to care for the tube, including emptying of the bag, irrigating the tube, periodic clamping of the tube, and managing skin care around the tube.

COMPLICATIONS. Teach the patient to report signs of infection, excessive drainage, leakage, and obstruction to the physician. Provide the patient with a contact phone number.

PRURITUS. Teach the patient methods to control itching.

MEDICATIONS. Teach the patient about each medication, including the purpose and correct dosages, along with any potential side effects.

DIET. Explain the requirements for a low-fat, high-calorie, and high-protein diet.

Gastric Cancer

DRG Category: Mean LOS: Description:

DRG Category: Mean LOS: Description:

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