Nursing Care For Post Operative Tympanoplasty

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

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

Nursing Care For Post Operative Tympanoplasty

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

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

Nursing Care Services For Post Operative Tympanoplasty

What is Tympanoplasty?

 

Tympanoplasty is an ear surgery to repair a defect in the tympanic membrane, by placing a graft, either medial or lateral to the tympanic membrane. This surgical procedure aims at closing the perforations in the eardrum that not only hurts but also causes reduced hearing. A perforated eardrum may result due to chronic infection or, less commonly, from ear or eardrum trauma – e.g. object in the ear, a slap on the ear, or an explosion very close by.

 

What to expect after Tympanoplasty Operation?

 

  • Originally, you might have some blood coloured oozing from the wound.
  • This should stop after 3 days
  • If there is any dizziness or a sense of imbalance that continues, please call the ENT
  • You cannot allow any water into the ear, hence, no showering is allowed unless a doctor clearance has been obtained in the tympanoplasty post-op check-up
  • To prevent water from entering the ears, use Vaseline jelly on a cotton ball and put the Vaseline side towards the ear. This helps create a water barrier
  • You must sneeze with mouth kept open; this will help avoid any pressure to the eardrum
  • You must return to the ENT clinic 1 week following an operation for a tympanoplasty post-op check-up

 

  • Do not blow your nose before the doctor has confirmed complete healing of the eardrum.
  • Whenever there is any need to clear secretions from the nose, they must be drawn back in the throat and you should spit it out. The nose may subsequently be dabbed with tissue paper. When you catch a cold, this is a very important step to be followed.
  • Never pop your ears by holding your nose and blowing air through the Eustachian tube to the ear.
  • After you have removed the dressing, wash the incision twice a day, until it is cured. Apply a little bit of Neosporin or bacitracin into the incision after cleaning. The sutures will fall out by themselves and are soluble.
  • Avoid bending or heavy lifting (over 20 lbs) for about a month after the operation.
  • At times, you may experience other, clicking or popping noises.
  • Your ear may feel full.
  • Irregular shooting pains aren’t unusual.
  • Occasionally, it might feel like there’s liquid in your ear.

 

  • Dressings – The big dressing on the ear and the wound drain is going to be removed in our office the day following the operation. Utilize prescribed ear drops following dressing removal. Place a clean cotton ball after using drops.

About two to ten drainage from the operated ear is common. You might have to change the cotton ball in the first couple of days. It will be much lesser each day. The colour of the drainage which is initially bloody will start changing to yellowish and will be subsequently clean and colour odour free.  

 

Your incision might be next to your ear. The incision must be washed with a with peroxide to remove blood clots and polysporin ointment should be applied subsequently. However, if you have Steri Strips within the incision, you do not need to wash and apply ointment to the wound. The steri strips will come off by themselves or could be removed after 10 days.

 

  • Diet – There are no restrictions. You may resume your usual diet. Advancement as tolerated and you might choose to begin with fluids.

 

  • Medication – There is not much pain with ear operation. When you move home, you may be offered with pain medicine. Don’t take any medicine without having a doctor clearance. You must esp. consume all antibiotics as per prescription and use pain medicine only till really required. Unless otherwise instructed, resume your usual drugs as prescribed by your primary care doctor.
  • This may force air to the middle ear, also interrupt recovery.  Wiping the nose sniffling is nice.
    • In case you need to sneeze, sneeze with your mouth open to enable the air to escape, rather than be pressured to the ears.  
    • Avoid bending together with the head for two weeks.  If you have to bend, bend in the knees and keep your head up as far as you can.  
    • You will sleep however you’re most comfortable.  Maintaining the mind marginally elevated when sleeping can decrease swelling through the initial week.
    • Patients may frequently have some dizziness or balance problems after surgery.   
  • Prevent aeroplane flights to the first fourteen days after surgery, ideally no flying 1 month following the operation.  If you have any air travel plans, they have to start with at least a month’s gap from the surgery.
    • The head of the mattress may be raised by two or three inches.  Following the first week, then you might sleep with no head of the bed elevated.  
    • You should avoid all actions that might raise the blood pressure in the face region.  Therefore, you shouldn’t blow your nose for three weeks. Attempt to prevent coughing for your first few weeks post-operatively.  If you must sneeze, allow it to come from your mouth just like a cough.
    • Excessive coughing must likewise be avoided. You should avoid gym courses or rigorous athletic activity for a month following the operation.  
    • Swimming, diving and water skiing ought to be avoided for 2 months following the operation.  In circumstances of stapedectomy operation, jet travel ought to be avoided for at least six weeks following the operation.  
    • Scuba diving isn’t recommended after ear surgery.  Don’t drive a vehicle for a week following the operation.  In case you’ve had a stapedectomy, wait fourteen days prior to driving.  
    • Eyeglasses may be worn the moment the surgical dressing is removed.   Contact lenses could be inserted daily following an operation.
    • Tub bathrooms or showering may be resumed once the individual feels powerful enough to achieve that.  
  • The hair can be washed with somebody’s help.  It is essential, however, that in the care you use hair dryers or hair sprays, etc, you exercise extreme caution and keep them away from ear because that could have the ear numb and hurt if care isn’t taken care of well.

As patient recovery is ensured by postoperative nursing care, postoperative care is a vital element of the curing process. Tympanoplasty post-operative care for individuals might be easy and may be short term or long term or may entail procedure for a few.

 

In case of long term tympanoplasty post-operative care, a patient is much better off within the warmth or home rather than in a hospital. Aiding this kind of care is something that we provide from our home care nursing services. As a part of our services, our group of nurses and other caregivers, would come and see you and offer care. In some cases, the nurse may remain with the individual for 24*7 monitoring and attention.

 

Therefore, if you require nursing care in your home, look no further and trust your loved ones’ care to Care24 and we guarantee a satisfactory and quick recovery of the individual in the most effective and fastest way possible.

What is Tympanoplasty?

 

Tympanoplasty is an ear surgery to repair a defect in the tympanic membrane, by placing a graft, either medial or lateral to the tympanic membrane. This surgical procedure aims at closing the perforations in the eardrum that not only hurts but also causes reduced hearing. A perforated eardrum may result due to chronic infection or, less commonly, from ear or eardrum trauma – e.g. object in the ear, a slap on the ear, or an explosion very close by.

 

What to expect after Tympanoplasty Operation?

 

  • Originally, you might have some blood coloured oozing from the wound.
  • This should stop after 3 days
  • If there is any dizziness or a sense of imbalance that continues, please call the ENT
  • You cannot allow any water into the ear, hence, no showering is allowed unless a doctor clearance has been obtained in the tympanoplasty post-op check-up
  • To prevent water from entering the ears, use Vaseline jelly on a cotton ball and put the Vaseline side towards the ear. This helps create a water barrier
  • You must sneeze with mouth kept open; this will help avoid any pressure to the eardrum
  • You must return to the ENT clinic 1 week following an operation for a tympanoplasty post-op check-up

 

  • Do not blow your nose before the doctor has confirmed complete healing of the eardrum.
  • Whenever there is any need to clear secretions from the nose, they must be drawn back in the throat and you should spit it out. The nose may subsequently be dabbed with tissue paper. When you catch a cold, this is a very important step to be followed.
  • Never pop your ears by holding your nose and blowing air through the Eustachian tube to the ear.
  • After you have removed the dressing, wash the incision twice a day, until it is cured. Apply a little bit of Neosporin or bacitracin into the incision after cleaning. The sutures will fall out by themselves and are soluble.
  • Avoid bending or heavy lifting (over 20 lbs) for about a month after the operation.
  • At times, you may experience other, clicking or popping noises.
  • Your ear may feel full.
  • Irregular shooting pains aren’t unusual.
  • Occasionally, it might feel like there’s liquid in your ear.

 

  • Dressings – The big dressing on the ear and the wound drain is going to be removed in our office the day following the operation. Utilize prescribed ear drops following dressing removal. Place a clean cotton ball after using drops.

About two to ten drainage from the operated ear is common. You might have to change the cotton ball in the first couple of days. It will be much lesser each day. The colour of the drainage which is initially bloody will start changing to yellowish and will be subsequently clean and colour odour free.  

 

Your incision might be next to your ear. The incision must be washed with a with peroxide to remove blood clots and polysporin ointment should be applied subsequently. However, if you have Steri Strips within the incision, you do not need to wash and apply ointment to the wound. The steri strips will come off by themselves or could be removed after 10 days.

 

  • Diet – There are no restrictions. You may resume your usual diet. Advancement as tolerated and you might choose to begin with fluids.

 

  • Medication – There is not much pain with ear operation. When you move home, you may be offered with pain medicine. Don’t take any medicine without having a doctor clearance. You must esp. consume all antibiotics as per prescription and use pain medicine only till really required. Unless otherwise instructed, resume your usual drugs as prescribed by your primary care doctor.
  • This may force air to the middle ear, also interrupt recovery.  Wiping the nose sniffling is nice.
    • In case you need to sneeze, sneeze with your mouth open to enable the air to escape, rather than be pressured to the ears.  
    • Avoid bending together with the head for two weeks.  If you have to bend, bend in the knees and keep your head up as far as you can.  
    • You will sleep however you’re most comfortable.  Maintaining the mind marginally elevated when sleeping can decrease swelling through the initial week.
    • Patients may frequently have some dizziness or balance problems after surgery.   
  • Prevent aeroplane flights to the first fourteen days after surgery, ideally no flying 1 month following the operation.  If you have any air travel plans, they have to start with at least a month’s gap from the surgery.
    • The head of the mattress may be raised by two or three inches.  Following the first week, then you might sleep with no head of the bed elevated.  
    • You should avoid all actions that might raise the blood pressure in the face region.  Therefore, you shouldn’t blow your nose for three weeks. Attempt to prevent coughing for your first few weeks post-operatively.  If you must sneeze, allow it to come from your mouth just like a cough.
    • Excessive coughing must likewise be avoided. You should avoid gym courses or rigorous athletic activity for a month following the operation.  
    • Swimming, diving and water skiing ought to be avoided for 2 months following the operation.  In circumstances of stapedectomy operation, jet travel ought to be avoided for at least six weeks following the operation.  
    • Scuba diving isn’t recommended after ear surgery.  Don’t drive a vehicle for a week following the operation.  In case you’ve had a stapedectomy, wait fourteen days prior to driving.  
    • Eyeglasses may be worn the moment the surgical dressing is removed.   Contact lenses could be inserted daily following an operation.
    • Tub bathrooms or showering may be resumed once the individual feels powerful enough to achieve that.  
  • The hair can be washed with somebody’s help.  It is essential, however, that in the care you use hair dryers or hair sprays, etc, you exercise extreme caution and keep them away from ear because that could have the ear numb and hurt if care isn’t taken care of well.

As patient recovery is ensured by postoperative nursing care, postoperative care is a vital element of the curing process. Tympanoplasty post-operative care for individuals might be easy and may be short term or long term or may entail procedure for a few.

 

In case of long term tympanoplasty post-operative care, a patient is much better off within the warmth or home rather than in a hospital. Aiding this kind of care is something that we provide from our home care nursing services. As a part of our services, our group of nurses and other caregivers, would come and see you and offer care. In some cases, the nurse may remain with the individual for 24*7 monitoring and attention.

 

Therefore, if you require nursing care in your home, look no further and trust your loved ones’ care to Care24 and we guarantee a satisfactory and quick recovery of the individual in the most effective and fastest way possible.

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  • tympanoplasty post op , Tympanoplasty  I got good experience wt dr Dhrita she is v good in physiotherapy n nice while talking n explains v nice

    tympanoplasty post op , Tympanoplasty Sujata Rao
    6/19/2019
  • tympanoplasty post op , Tympanoplasty  The worst experience I've had of my life. I normally never really write reviews, but I had to write this because this agency is the worst company I've dealt with till now. Their customer service is terrible, most of their attendants are not competent for taking care of elderly patients. Please do not use their service.

    tympanoplasty post op , Tympanoplasty Radhika Kulkarni
    6/27/2019
  • tympanoplasty post op , Tympanoplasty  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.

    tympanoplasty post op , Tympanoplasty Bonabelle Zuzarte
    7/10/2019
  • tympanoplasty post op , Tympanoplasty  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.

    tympanoplasty post op , Tympanoplasty Jasbir Basu
    4/06/2019
  • tympanoplasty post op , Tympanoplasty  Nurses and attendants provided by Caree24 are very good. In behavior and trust worthy. Thanks for their support

    tympanoplasty post op , Tympanoplasty Anil Kathuria
    6/28/2019

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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.