Discharge And Home Healthcare Guidelines

Although most patients recover fully before being discharged from the hospital, some have lifelong deficits following encephalitis. If the patient needs supportive care, teach the family, significant others, and caregivers how to plan and administer hygiene, nutrition, and medications. If arrangements need to be made for a nursing home or long-term facility, work with the family and social service to arrange for a careful transition.

Teach the patient and family about the disease process and signs of recurrence. Make sure that the patient and family know when the follow-up visit with the healthcare provider is scheduled. Teach the patient and family about the route, dosage, mechanism of action, and side effects of all medications. Provide written information so that the patient and family have a permanent record of the communication.

Endometriosis

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