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Recovery Plan - Post Operative Day Three

Open Heart Surgery Handbook


Activity

  • Walk at least 50 to 100 ft. 4-6 times.
  • Leg exercises every hour while awake.
  • Elevate legs.
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Fluids / Nutrition

  • Regular diet with restrictions based on your particular needs.
  • Continue to measure intake & output.
  • IV capped.
  • Daily weight.
  • 10 (6-8 oz) cups of fluids per day.
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Treatment

  • Oxygen as needed.
  • Chest percussion 4 times per day.
  • Inspirometer - 10 times per hr (at least 10 times per day).
  • Heart monitor or removed.
  • Pacemaker wires covered or removed if applicable.
  • Dressing removed.
  • Remove chest tube or remove.
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Education

  • Education is ongoing throughout your hospital stay and is based on identified individual needs.
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