General Discharge Instructions
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Anaesthesia side effects
You were given an anaesthetic agent or sedative today for your procedure. For the rest of today, you may look as if you have a slight fever; your face might be red and your skin might feel warm and sweaty. Bear in mind that the medications are still in your system and for the next twenty-four (24) hours you should:
Your doctor may have prescribed you painkillers and these should be taken as directed. If the pain is not relieved, contact us.
Nausea and vomiting
It is best to start with liquids such as water and still soft drinks, then soup and crackers, and gradually work up to solid foods. If your nausea and vomiting persists for more than a few hours, you should contact us.
We do not expect you to have excessive bleeding as a result of your procedure. Should you experience any excessive bleeding, contact us immediately, or go to your nearest A&E or call 999.
We do not expect you to develop an infection as a result of this procedure, however, possible signs of an infection include: temperature > 38°C/redness, swelling, warmth or discharge at the surgical site.
If you have any of these signs/symptoms, please contact us immediately.
If you have redness, pain, swelling, discomfort or bruising at the IV site, apply warm compresses. If red streaks from IV site appear without relief from warm compresses, contact us.
Refer to DVT Prevention Guidelines included in your discharge package
You should rest at home, but may be up and about as per your doctor’s instructions. If any questions arise, contact us.
* If you received Spinal Anaesthesia please see attached – Additional Instructions for Spinal Anaesthesia with Sedation
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, PLEASE GO TO YOUR NEAREST A&E OR CALL 999
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