Post Operative Care For Abdominal Surgery

Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations, including nursing care for Abdominal Surgery.

  • Giving medicines on time.
  • Feeding and bathroom assistance.
  • Caring and dressing wounds.
  • Fixing a diet plan.

Post Operative Care For Abdominal Surgery

Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations, including nursing care for Abdominal Surgery.

  • Giving medicines on time.
  • Feeding and bathroom assistance.
  • Caring and dressing wounds.
  • Fixing a diet plan.

Nursing post operative care for abdominal surgery

The Operation Procedure

 

  • Before operation – You will have to get a preoperative physical examination done from the primary or referring physician within seven days of scheduled operation. You will also be provided directions for cleansing bowel before the surgery.
  • Day of Surgery – On the day of operation, you will have to report to the admitting place to register. A nurse will check vital signs like blood pressure, pulse and temperature and take you through a checklist of queries to make certain you are adequately prepared for operation. If your physician or anaesthesiologist demands ECG or a torso x-ray and those weren’t already done as part of pre-op evaluation, you might have to get them done in the hospital and this will add some delay to your operation. Your blood tests will also be performed, and results will be required by the surgeon before the surgery starts. You may also be asked to provide a urine specimen. Your family members are going to be told to wait in the waiting area and patient is wheeled into a pre op room. The anaesthesiologist will talk to you and an intravenous (IV) line will be started to keep you from becoming dehydrated. Until you can take liquids, the IV line will stay in place. You might be given antibiotics to reduce the dangers of infection prior to going to surgery. You will also receive medication to relax you.
  • In the Operating Room – as soon as you are asleep, a catheter is placed in your bladder to collect and capture urine outflow. A nasogastric (NG) tube can be passed through your nose, down your neck and into your gut. Secretions are removed by this tube from the gut that might result in vomiting and nausea. Until you wake up, the tube has been removed. The period of operation varies from patient to patient and depends on the surgery type and the patient’s condition.
  • After operation – After surgery you will be brought to the recovery area and your health care provider and your family will meet your doctor to understand how the surgery went and how you can recover better with post operative care for abdominal surgery.

Directions for post operative care of abdominal surgery

 

Action

  • Remain active and walk many times for some steps gradually increasing the distance and pace. You can walk and may also climb stairs if you need to, without worrying about any harm.
  • Do not drive while on pain medicine. You can travel in an automobile without problems though. Frequent breaks to stretch legs and walk while travelling in car are encouraged.
  • No strenuous activity or heavy lifting greater than about 4 kgs for at least one and a half weeks. This reduces strain and permits the tissues to cure, reducing the possibility of developing a hernia.
  • Sexual relations may be resumed after four weeks, provided there is no other discomfort.
  • Continue breathing exercises on a spirometer or do pranayama yoga and taking deep breaths in the home to help lung function resume to normal.
  • The time off from work after operation is about 6 weeks. However, in case you feel capable, you may return to work earlier.
  • It is normal to get fatigued after surgery and to feel tired for up to six weeks. One can take small naps but avoid sleeping through the day so that you can sleep well during the night.
  • Follow proper post operative exercises for abdominal surgery

Diet

    • One must consume low fibre, diet for two weeks.  Avoid too much vegetables and fruits, nuts, high fibre food and popcorn, and fibre supplements like bran. Canned or cooked veggies are fine. Fruits are also fine and cause no disturbances.
    • At your follow-up trip to the physician’s normally after fourteen days, your daily diet is made less restrictive and your normal diet may be resumed.
    • Post an operation, small regular meals are better tolerated than big ones.
    • Adequate hydration is a must.
    • While on pain medicines, one must avoid alcohol.

 

 

Medications

  • You will be given a prescription for pain medicine. Pain medications take about thirty minutes to action, hence as instructed on the bottle consume pain pills before the pain becomes severe and unbearable.
  • Many pain medicines comprise Tylenol or acetaminophen, and this shouldn’t be taken in addition. It is ok to take Ibuprofen 600 mg every 8 hours with meals in between pain medicine or instead of them.
  • If your stools are hard and you are having trouble passing, a stool softener may be purchased over the counter. This ought to be consumed with water and the purpose is not to cause diarrhoea but to only make the stool soft.
  • Unless refused by your doctor, one can resume rest of the regular medicines.
  • Unless instructed by your physician don’t use stimulants or enemas for passing motion.

Wound Care

  • You can take a shower over the wound / incision if they are covered in water proof cover. Pat the area dry. Else, if these are not covered, after shower, the surgery area will require dressing up with a fresh dressing.
  • Tubs or swimming following surgery for 2 weeks is completely disallowed until the incisions are sealed.
  • If there is any drainage from your wound, you may put a pad or a gauze over drainage area to keep your clothes clean and change the gauze from time to time to prevent any infection.

Q – How long will I have to be in the hospital?

A – You may have to stay at the hospital for about seven days. Then you can continue with the post operative care for abdominal surgery at home as suggested by the surgeon.

 

Q – How much pain will I have and how can it be handled?

A – The incision will not cause pain because it will be done while you are under the influence of anesthesia. There are lots of options to manage pain – an injection, PCA (patient-controlled analgesia, in which patients manage their own medicine through the IV, along with an epidural catheter where analgesic is administered via a catheter placed into the epidural space of the spine.

 

Q – What do I eat?

A – You will begin taking fluids in the event the intestinal tract is working and you have passed gas. Until then, you might be permitted to consume ice chips. Once we see you can tolerate liquids without any discomfort, you will be started on solid food in one or two days. Once you have returned home, you may resume your normal diet.

 

Q – Can it hurt while having bowel movements?

A – There should no pain if you follow proper post operative exercises for abdominal surgery.

 

Q – How soon can I exercise?

A – You can walk as much as you want to, however there should be no upper body exertion for a month. Swimming is permissible only after your wound heals and this maybe after 4-6 weeks and only without any exertion to the site of surgery. And follow post operative exercises after abdominal surgery for better recovery.

Patient recovery is ensured by post operative care for abdominal surgery and post operative exercises abdominal surgery is a vital element of the curing process. post operative care of abdominal surgery for individuals might be easy and may be short term or long term or may entail procedure.

 

From within the warmth of home and with your loved ones, a patient is much better off especially in the event of long-term nursing care. Aiding this kind of care is a part of our home services. Included in the service are, our group of nurses, physicians and other caregivers. As needed, they would come see with you and offer the required care.

 

Therefore, if you require care in your home, look no further and entrust yourself or your loved one’s good care to Care24 and we will take care of a quick, complete and a comfortable healing.

The Operation Procedure

 

  • Before operation – You will have to get a preoperative physical examination done from the primary or referring physician within seven days of scheduled operation. You will also be provided directions for cleansing bowel before the surgery.
  • Day of Surgery – On the day of operation, you will have to report to the admitting place to register. A nurse will check vital signs like blood pressure, pulse and temperature and take you through a checklist of queries to make certain you are adequately prepared for operation. If your physician or anaesthesiologist demands ECG or a torso x-ray and those weren’t already done as part of pre-op evaluation, you might have to get them done in the hospital and this will add some delay to your operation. Your blood tests will also be performed, and results will be required by the surgeon before the surgery starts. You may also be asked to provide a urine specimen. Your family members are going to be told to wait in the waiting area and patient is wheeled into a pre op room. The anaesthesiologist will talk to you and an intravenous (IV) line will be started to keep you from becoming dehydrated. Until you can take liquids, the IV line will stay in place. You might be given antibiotics to reduce the dangers of infection prior to going to surgery. You will also receive medication to relax you.
  • In the Operating Room – as soon as you are asleep, a catheter is placed in your bladder to collect and capture urine outflow. A nasogastric (NG) tube can be passed through your nose, down your neck and into your gut. Secretions are removed by this tube from the gut that might result in vomiting and nausea. Until you wake up, the tube has been removed. The period of operation varies from patient to patient and depends on the surgery type and the patient’s condition.
  • After operation – After surgery you will be brought to the recovery area and your health care provider and your family will meet your doctor to understand how the surgery went and how you can recover better with post operative care for abdominal surgery.

Directions for post operative care of abdominal surgery

 

Action

  • Remain active and walk many times for some steps gradually increasing the distance and pace. You can walk and may also climb stairs if you need to, without worrying about any harm.
  • Do not drive while on pain medicine. You can travel in an automobile without problems though. Frequent breaks to stretch legs and walk while travelling in car are encouraged.
  • No strenuous activity or heavy lifting greater than about 4 kgs for at least one and a half weeks. This reduces strain and permits the tissues to cure, reducing the possibility of developing a hernia.
  • Sexual relations may be resumed after four weeks, provided there is no other discomfort.
  • Continue breathing exercises on a spirometer or do pranayama yoga and taking deep breaths in the home to help lung function resume to normal.
  • The time off from work after operation is about 6 weeks. However, in case you feel capable, you may return to work earlier.
  • It is normal to get fatigued after surgery and to feel tired for up to six weeks. One can take small naps but avoid sleeping through the day so that you can sleep well during the night.
  • Follow proper post operative exercises for abdominal surgery

Diet

    • One must consume low fibre, diet for two weeks.  Avoid too much vegetables and fruits, nuts, high fibre food and popcorn, and fibre supplements like bran. Canned or cooked veggies are fine. Fruits are also fine and cause no disturbances.
    • At your follow-up trip to the physician’s normally after fourteen days, your daily diet is made less restrictive and your normal diet may be resumed.
    • Post an operation, small regular meals are better tolerated than big ones.
    • Adequate hydration is a must.
    • While on pain medicines, one must avoid alcohol.

 

 

Medications

  • You will be given a prescription for pain medicine. Pain medications take about thirty minutes to action, hence as instructed on the bottle consume pain pills before the pain becomes severe and unbearable.
  • Many pain medicines comprise Tylenol or acetaminophen, and this shouldn’t be taken in addition. It is ok to take Ibuprofen 600 mg every 8 hours with meals in between pain medicine or instead of them.
  • If your stools are hard and you are having trouble passing, a stool softener may be purchased over the counter. This ought to be consumed with water and the purpose is not to cause diarrhoea but to only make the stool soft.
  • Unless refused by your doctor, one can resume rest of the regular medicines.
  • Unless instructed by your physician don’t use stimulants or enemas for passing motion.

Wound Care

  • You can take a shower over the wound / incision if they are covered in water proof cover. Pat the area dry. Else, if these are not covered, after shower, the surgery area will require dressing up with a fresh dressing.
  • Tubs or swimming following surgery for 2 weeks is completely disallowed until the incisions are sealed.
  • If there is any drainage from your wound, you may put a pad or a gauze over drainage area to keep your clothes clean and change the gauze from time to time to prevent any infection.

Q – How long will I have to be in the hospital?

A – You may have to stay at the hospital for about seven days. Then you can continue with the post operative care for abdominal surgery at home as suggested by the surgeon.

 

Q – How much pain will I have and how can it be handled?

A – The incision will not cause pain because it will be done while you are under the influence of anesthesia. There are lots of options to manage pain – an injection, PCA (patient-controlled analgesia, in which patients manage their own medicine through the IV, along with an epidural catheter where analgesic is administered via a catheter placed into the epidural space of the spine.

 

Q – What do I eat?

A – You will begin taking fluids in the event the intestinal tract is working and you have passed gas. Until then, you might be permitted to consume ice chips. Once we see you can tolerate liquids without any discomfort, you will be started on solid food in one or two days. Once you have returned home, you may resume your normal diet.

 

Q – Can it hurt while having bowel movements?

A – There should no pain if you follow proper post operative exercises for abdominal surgery.

 

Q – How soon can I exercise?

A – You can walk as much as you want to, however there should be no upper body exertion for a month. Swimming is permissible only after your wound heals and this maybe after 4-6 weeks and only without any exertion to the site of surgery. And follow post operative exercises after abdominal surgery for better recovery.

Patient recovery is ensured by post operative care for abdominal surgery and post operative exercises abdominal surgery is a vital element of the curing process. post operative care of abdominal surgery for individuals might be easy and may be short term or long term or may entail procedure.

 

From within the warmth of home and with your loved ones, a patient is much better off especially in the event of long-term nursing care. Aiding this kind of care is a part of our home services. Included in the service are, our group of nurses, physicians and other caregivers. As needed, they would come see with you and offer the required care.

 

Therefore, if you require care in your home, look no further and entrust yourself or your loved one’s good care to Care24 and we will take care of a quick, complete and a comfortable healing.

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How We Made A Difference

  • post operative care for abdominal surgery, abdominal  We had a ridiculously pathetic experience with them. Took an attendant service, a 10 day offer (rs 600 instead of their regular fee of rs 800), for my mother who had undergone an knee replacement surgery. In six days, 4 different attendants were assigned for no fault of ours. We had terrible experience going through the back-end team trying to explain the importance of sending only one attendant and not a different one every new day. The last person assigned wanted to leave by 5pm even though the timings were from 8am to 8pm. With this many other terrible instances in these 6 days, we had no option but to cancel the services. The back-end team were utterly useless in understanding the importance of having only one person assigned. They kept insisting that we pay for 800rs per day for 6 day and offer of rs 600 per day would be invalid. The management should look into this scam and take immediate action on the team. Note: Even though we wanted the services, we were forced to abandon it with no fault of ours. The back-end team has absolute disregard for the grievances of the client.

    post operative care for abdominal surgery, abdominal Rahul Dhakka
    12/27/2018
  • post operative care for abdominal surgery, abdominal  Most horrible services. Please do not ask for help from these people, they will talk sweet and then at the last moment there will be no shows from the caretaker. I had to go through this not once but twice the caretaker did not turn up. Request you all to not depend on these people as we are leaving our homes and letting them into our lives, the least they can do is inform and provide a replacement, but neither of it happened and they expect me to pay registration fees of RS,1000

    post operative care for abdominal surgery, abdominal Annie Palan
    5/17/2019
  • post operative care for abdominal surgery, abdominal  Nurses and attendants provided by Caree24 are very good. In behavior and trust worthy. Thanks for their support

    post operative care for abdominal surgery, abdominal Anil Kathuria
    6/28/2019
  • post operative care for abdominal surgery, abdominal  My father had a hip bone surgery in January. I have been using Care24 services ever since. The attendants that cane were good in the beginning. However their services have become good to bad to worse to worst in the last 15 days. They changed the night attendant without informing me personally just 6 hours before the time. My father had just settled down with the last attendant and now they were sending a replacement tonight. To add to my frustration the guy didn’t turn up and did not answer the calls. When I called their call centre - they said they can’t help me at this hour. Well- I can’t help but call them CARELESS CARE24.

    post operative care for abdominal surgery, abdominal Jasbir Basu
    4/06/2019
  • post operative care for abdominal surgery, abdominal  Unqualified office staff, when you call to clarify something. Many times they don't understand the question. They are not trained well. The customer care staff needs an upgraded system, where notes are fed into the system. So you don't need someone else calling up and giving you the same info. The caretaker is not trained well. If they are looking after an elderly person, they should know that they have to be in the best of health to look after my mother. She ended not making a meal for my mother and my neighbour had to provide it. If the caretaker is not well she should have asked for a replacement asap and not waited. It is shocking, we have paid a huge amount of money for this service and I am absolutely unhappy. Please do not call for caretaker's from Care24. As long as they are getting their money. They care a damn!!! Worst service providers.

    post operative care for abdominal surgery, abdominal Bonabelle Zuzarte
    7/10/2019

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Frequently Asked questions

  • When recovering from an illness or surgery, you look forward to returning to your own home and recuperating in an environment where you are comfortable, relaxed and safe. This is made possible with our in-home nursing services.
  • Care needs of those who are advanced in age and are unable to take care of themselves can be an overwhelming task for the rest of the family members. This often leads to the thought that a nursing home/care home is the only practical option left.
  • Complex care needs might make one want to consider moving to a nursing home to recover under the watch of trained professionals. Our in-home nursing services can help you recover in the comfort of your own home.
    Our in-home nursing services will help smoothen-out the transition from Hospital to Home
  • Recovery in familiar surroundings, surrounded by family, is proven to be quicker
  • Our nurses take care of your complex needs while helping you maintain your independence, lifestyle and daily routine.
  • Home care nursing helps those advanced in age too; for them home is where all their memories are, where their children and grand-children live. It is the place they feel needed and loved.
    With our home care nursing services, you can provide the best care for your loved one in the family home, without making any extra demands of your family members.

Care24’s trained nurses provide high quality home care nursing services for hospital like care at home. Whether you are looking for simple support in doing everyday tasks when recovering or need complex care that can be daunting for family members to undertake. Our nurses are highly trained medical professionals capable of providing hospital-like care in the comfort of your own home.

Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations:

  • Taking medicines on time, monitoring blood pressure and other vitals, and fixing a diet plan
  • Oral and personal hygiene, feeding and bathroom assistance, or assistance with mobility
  • Caring and dressing wounds, handling IV infusions and other medical equipment, emptying catheter bags, colostomy bags and bed pans
  • Our nurses (females) or brothers (males) are highly qualified, experienced, and capable of providing hospital like nursing care in the comfort of your own home. All our Nurses go through a rigorous background check, a written exam and trained in all medical procedures that are listed below to ensure you get expert & professional in-home nursing services.
  • Our Nurses are medically qualified with BSc, GNM, or ANM degrees, and many years of experience with leading hospitals. Since each case is unique and may require specific skills, we also ensure that we identify and deploy which nurse will be best for your need.
  • Our nurses and brothers are discreet, and sensitive to the emotional and physical needs of the patient and other family members. Our Nurses are familiar with following a physician’s instructions when caring for a patient and empathic to offer encouragement and support to those who require our nursing care services.

You can fill a request form on our website or download our app and simply click a button to request a Nurse.

Provide us with medical details of the patient who needs nursing care, the tasks the nurse needs to do, the duration for which you need our in-home nursing services and your preferences of gender or language if any.

Our team will connect with you to confirm your requirement and send a nurse to take care of the patient. All our nurses are uniformed and carry identification to help you know that you are indeed letting a trained professional from Care24 into your home.