Discharge And Home Healthcare Guidelines

TEACHING. Provide the following instructions to patients who have undergone a radical prostatectomy:

Perform Kegel exercises to enhance sphincter control after the Foley catheter is removed. Establish a voiding pattern of every 2 hours during the day and every 4 hours during the night. With each voiding, contract the pelvic muscles to start and stop urinary flow several times. Contract the pelvic floor muscles and the muscle around the anus as though to stop a bowel movement 10 to 20 times, four times each day. Maintain an oral fluid intake of 2000 to 3000 mL/day. Avoid alcoholic and caffeinated beverages. Eat high-fiber foods and take stool softeners to prevent constipation. Avoid straining with bowel movements and do not use suppositories and enemas. Avoid strenuous exercise, heavy lifting, and driving an automobile until the physician allows. Avoid sitting with the legs in a dependent position for 3 to 4 weeks, and avoid sexual intercourse for 6 weeks.

Constipation Prescription

Constipation Prescription

Did you ever think feeling angry and irritable could be a symptom of constipation? A horrible fullness and pressing sharp pains against the bladders can’t help but affect your mood. Sometimes you just want everyone to leave you alone and sleep to escape the pain. It is virtually impossible to be constipated and keep a sunny disposition. Follow the steps in this guide to alleviate constipation and lead a happier healthy life.

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