Post-surgical home care can be emotionally and physically demanding for both the patient and caregiver. Tune in to learn more about the 5 S’s for post-hospitalisation care and useful tips for families caring for their senior loved ones after a surgery or major operation.
Norsalawati is a staff nurse with over 25 years of experience in medical, surgical, critical and cardiothoracic care. She is currently based in Johor Bahru as the resident Care Specialist at Homage.
[00:56] What should be prepared at home before a loved one returns from surgery in hospital? | [08:20] What are some useful tips for families caring for senior loved ones after surgery? | [25:22] What would you say to someone currently caring for another family member?
Full transcript: here
- febrile: having a fever or elevated temperature above the normal range
- laparotomy: a surgical procedure that involves an incision in the abdomen.
- ambulate: the ability to move from place to place
- incentive spirometer: medical device exercise your lungs help patients improve the functioning of their lungs
- pneumonia: an infection affecting the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs
- analgesic: medicine used to relieve pain
Disclaimer: The health information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional health advice. To seek further medical advice for your medical condition, do consult your doctor or go to the nearest health institution to get assistance. This video only represents the speaker’s views on various signs and symptoms of heart attacks, steps to prevention, and overall heart health.
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