Discharge And Home Healthcare Guidelines

Teach the patient to prevent splenic rupture by avoiding minor trauma, heavy lifting, overexer-tion, and contact sports for 1 to 2 months. Teach strategies to avoid constipation and straining because these problems cause increased pressure on the spleen. Suggest over-the-counter medications for comfort. Encourage the patient to rest during the acute illness and convalescence period. Note that prolonged fatigue is not uncommon. Encourage students to notify professors about the illness and to arrange for less-demanding assignments during the recovery period. Recommend that the patient plan for a recovery period of several weeks before resuming regular activities, academics, or employment.

Instruct the patient to promptly report to the physician any abdominal and upper quadrant pain radiating to the shoulder. In addition, if the patient reports shortness of breath or inability to swallow, he or she should call 911 for emergency help because tracheostomy or intubation may become necessary.

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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