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Surgery And Aftercare in Hospitals

Introduction

Initially, there never used to be such diseases and illnesses that we hear of today, such is the intensity and seriousness of these illnesses that serious medication is prescribed for a short period and if not that then for life. And when that does not work, then a surgery and medication, both might be prescribed to help in curing the illness and relieving the pain. When it comes to such surgeries the curing period plays a huge part, this is the time period in which the body adjusts to the changes and goes back to its normal functioning. So the surgery and after care, both are important and both these functions are initially performed by the hospitals.

History

Surgery branches out of medicines, it manipulates the body physically to cure, diagnose or prevent certain illnesses. Earlier during the the industrial revolution, men did carry out certain surgeries, but it was actually after it that real development and understanding of technique took place which have been refined so far to date. Care given by the hospitals usually proceeded for about a week after the surgery and which again with technical development has improved over time.

Features

As mentioned earlier, it is vital to give thorough attention to the concept of care after surgery, not just by the doctors or nurses at the hospital but by the patients as well. Starting off, no matter what the surgery is concerned with, the human body is delicate and it weakens with surgeries sometimes, for that the doctors and nurses prescribe certain food supplements, medication and rest. Giving in prescribed dose of medication is part of the responsibility of the hospital. Daily checkups of the incision are done in order to make sure that no infection is developing and the healing is regular. On a routine bases blood pressure sugar levels etc are checked to make sure that there is no imbalance that could hinder the healing and prevent cure. Apart from that, hospitals take upon themselves that after surgery the patients recover as soon as possible and return to their normal routine, for that they carry out healthy activities that allow quick healing, as well as physical therapy for patients having problem in movement, for instance those patients who have surgeries for broken or fractured bones. So each surgery and its care are different as per requirement. When it comes to pain management, every patient has different levels of pain and different ways of dealing with it, again the doctors and nurses at the hospital help and discuss, with the recovering patients, however pain management plans adjust to their body. A patient will recover much faster and easily if he or she understands the condition, preventive measures and cure properly; this applies both before and after surgery. This is possible only if the patient doctor relationship is a friendly one, so the hospital needs to treat their patients in a polite and understanding manner to promote good mental and physical well being.

Tips and comments

Although it does not end at surgery and care at the hospital, as the cure period is longer in serious cases, care at home is important as well and only if the doctors instructions and actions are properly observed at the hospital will the patients and care giver understand how to care for the patients at home.

By Amara, published at 02/12/2012
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