If You Had Anesthesia Discharge Instructions
(Follow ONLY the instructions that are checked below)
1. FOR GENERAL ANESTHESIA, NEUROLEPT ANESTHESIA, OR IV SEDATION PATIENTS:
- Do not drive or operate machinery for 24 hours
- Do not consume alcohol, tranquilizers, sleeping medications or non-prescription medications for 24 hours unless otherwise instructed
- Do not make important decisions or sign important papers in the next 24 hours
- Go directly home, restrict you activities and rest for today.
- No strenuous activity or heavy lifting for 24 hours.
3. FLUIDS AND DIET:
- Begin with clear liquids and light foods; then progress diet as tolerated.
- Use as directed:_____________________________________________________
- You may resume your daily prescription medication schedule.
5. OPERATIVE SITE:
- Keep dressing dry and intact.
- Use ice first 24 hours as much as possible.
6. FOLLOW-UP CARE:
- Please make an appointment to return to see your doctors in: ____________days ____________weeks _____________months
- Your appointment at Southeastern Urological Center, PA. is scheduled for: ____________ at ____________ am/pm.
7. COMPLICATIONS TO WATCH FOR IN THE NEXT 3 DAYS AND REPORT TO YOUR DOCTOR AT (850) 201-0500 IF AFTER 5PM MON-FRI. IF DURING NORMAL OFFICE HOURS MON-FRI 8:30A-5P CALL 309-0400.
- Fever over 101 by mouth
- Pain not relieved by medication
- Rash or itching after taking pain medication
- Continued nausea and vomiting
- Increased redness, warmth, hardness, and swelling around the operative site
- Excessive drainage from surgical area
- Excessive bleeding from operative area or blood-soaked dressing. Small amounts of oozing may be normal.
- Inability to urinate
GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM OF YOUR NEAREST HOSPITAL IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING:
- Sudden onset of shortness of breath
- Chest pain, pain in your arm, jaw or neck, feeling faint, or breaking out in a cold sweat
- Coughing up blood
- Tingling, numbness or paralysis in your arms or legs
- Confusion, dizziness, double vision, slurred speech, or weakness on one side of your body or face
- Tenderness or pain in the back of your lower leg