Ensuring a Better Life With Post Operative Care Services at Home
Before you understand the way Emoha ensures high-class post operative nursing at home, you must know what is post operative care. This type of care is what an elder gets after a surgical procedure. Older age comes with many vision problems like cataracts. That’s why it is quite common if some elder needs post operative care for cataract surgery or LASIK. Similarly, post operative care for tonsillectomy, appendectomy, hernia, and colostomy. Or post operative care for thyroidectomy, knee replacement, kidney replacement, etc. is also done. It all depends on what kind of procedure the elder has gone through.
If it is not a serious and complicated surgery, there’s a chance the elder may not need any caregiver or nurses for post operative care at home. But old age comes with a lot of damaged organs and more chances of complications, pain, and slow recovery. So, it is always suggested that elders have a nurse beside them at home. Keeping the elder in the hospital is not a great option at times. Stay in the hospital can increase the risk of infections and may also be financially not feasible for the families. Emoha understands the importance of post operative care at home, and that is why it brings you affordable yet reliable services for your elders.
How Emoha Serves the Purpose of Post Operative Care
The purpose of post operative care is to provide the elder with a way to get back to their routine and daily life. After most surgeries, getting back to older ways of doing things, eating, walking, etc. may become difficult. The terrible period may even lead to stress and sleep issues in the elder. That’s why quick recovery done the proper way is necessary. That’s where Emoha and its nursing services come into the picture. Read on to know how!
By Ensuring Pain Relief
There is a big chance that the incision site of the surgery may cause pain and make the elder restless. It is the nurse’s job to alleviate this pain for the elder. She can do this through certain medications and injectables. These can be oral medicines like Paracetamol, Diclofenac, or Ibuprofen, and Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
One way of ensuring pain relief in the elder is through analgesia. There is a specific method of injecting this in the right dose. Only an experienced and advancely trained nurse should be doing this. And we at Emoha make sure of that by providing only the superbly trained nurses for post operative care at home for your elders.
With Prevention of Complications
Emoha’s post operative care services at home include checking for complications that may happen due to the unnatural way the body has been treated - i.e., surgery. A nurse or caregiver is given this responsibility. They check for conditions like airway obstruction, hypoxia, shivering, vomiting, hemorrhage - internal or external, hypothermia, hypotension or hypertension, pain, weakness, and a few more. Infections are also possible in the incision site of the surgery. All these conditions have to be completely avoided to ensure a speedy and healthy recovery for the elder. That’s why Emoha makes sure to provide you with all the equipment for monitoring and treatment and experienced caregivers for the post op care.
Proper Monitoring and Communication - With the Telemonitoring Device
The nurses at Emoha make sure to provide the best post operative care at home for elders. They have the right training and know their jobs well. It is their responsibility to see if the surgical site is healthy - i.e., no excessive bleeding on the site and proper dressings. Nurses ensure the patency is alright. They check for body temperature and rate of intravenous fluids. They watch the pain status as well. To add to that, they take care of helping the elder eat, get on and off from bed, bathe, walk, etc. They also have to take care of pain management and infection prevention. If anything goes wrong for the patient, it is the nurse’s responsibility to communicate with the doctor and shift the elder to the hospital without letting an emergency arrive.
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Post Operative Care FAQs
The time required usually depends on the type of surgery performed and the length of the operation. The postoperative period of a major surgical procedure is about 90 days.
Postoperative complications depend on the surgery. The common ones include wound infection, hemorrhage, shock, excessive vomiting, urinary retention, and a reaction to the anesthesia used.
The post op nurse’s job is a post operative care assessment of the surgical site. It is her job to report the status of recovery of the elder, any signs and symptoms of complications, neurologic status, and a few other things. When providing post operative care at home, a nurse also takes care of cleaning, eating, and getting life back to normal for the elder. She is responsible for ensuring a speedy recovery. She does so by keeping a tab on the diet of the elder, their daily routine after the operation, and by making sure they don't create any stress to obstruct the body’s natural healing process.
An elder who has gone through a major surgery needs post operative care. It can be surgery for a hernia, cataract surgery, appendectomy, or tonsillectomy. Maybe even for colostomy, hysterectomy, cholecystectomy, amputation, kidney replacement, rhinoplasty, knee replacement, etc.
Yes, post operative care services at home are quite reliable if you have a well-trained nurse taking care of the elder. At Emoha, we also see to it that the right equipment including the telemonitoring system, with a competitive and compassionate nurse are available for the elder’s post operative care at home. In case you don’t know, the telemonitoring system keeps a tab on all parameters of the elder’s condition all the time - 24/7. These include parameters like heart rate, blood pressure, temperature, pulse, and oxygen saturation. This data is visible to Emoha’s back-end experts and doctors, too, along with the nurses. So, in case any parameter goes chaotic, the experts get the notification well in time to take the right action for the elder.
Currently, Emoha’s home care services are available in cities like Gurgaon, Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad, and Delhi only. For elders in other regions, we provide virtual assistance and coordination through our healthcare experts.