Post-Operative Day 3

Daily Plan of Care: Day Three 

  • You will continue with incentive spirometer to exercise your lungs.
  • You will be given oral medications for pain. It is important to communicate with staff how well your pain is being relieved
  • Bandages may be changed.
  • Lab tests may be done.
  • Your nurse will review your discharge instructions, which includes any medications you will be taking at home.
  • You will resume your usual diet increasing fluids to prevent constipation.  

Activity

  • You will be independent getting in and out of bed.
    • You will progress to being able to walk 150 feet alone.
    • If you have stairs at home, you will practice stair climbing.

 

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