How to avoid Hospital re-admission after Surgery

One of the most common questions patients ask is when they are in hospital is when they can be ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ.

At Hvit Clinic we will look after your entire recovery at home with our medical team so that you can focus on the more important things! ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ผ as a patient to make sure you get ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ and ensuring you ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต of the hospital once you are at home.

1 – When you are having your consultation, ask your surgeon about the ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป of stay inย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  hospital once you have had your operation.

2 – Ask questions!

Make sure you know:

๐Ÿ”ธ What medications to take

๐Ÿ”ธ How to look after your wound

๐Ÿ”ธFrequency of wound dressing changes

๐Ÿ”ธ How soon you can start exercising

๐Ÿ”ธ If you need to adhere to a certain diet

๐Ÿ”ธ Pain relief


3 –ย  Make sure you get a ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ describing the surgery you have had and any leaflets withย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย information that is relevant to your surgery and recovery.

4 – Before you go home, make sure that you know when your ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ is, what number toย  ย  ย  ย  call in case you have questions or concerns, where to go in case of emergency.

5 – Speak to your doctor about what medications you have to take after your discharge home, if youย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  can recommence your ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ (if you are on any) and which medications you are notย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  allowed to take immediately postop. You can ask for a list of your medications on the day of yourย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  discharge home.

6 – Keep your follow up appointments and make sure you follow any ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป and advise you areย  ย  ย  ย  ย  given.

7 – Prevent ๐˜„๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ by abstaining from smoking, keeping your wound clean, follow any dย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย dietary advise that you are given.

8 – Factor in ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ such going for a walk everyday and spending as little time as possible inย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  ย  bed after your operation when you are at home.


And as alwaysโ€ฆ.if you have concerns please donโ€™t hesitate to speak to your doctor about it early.