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1About Antibiotics: Tetracyclines
2About Antidepressants
3About Benzodiazepines
4About Digoxin
5About Lithium
6About Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI)
7About Narcotic (Opiod) Analgesics
8About Tricyclic Antidepressants
9ACE Inhibitors, Discharge Instructions
10Addison's Disease (Pediatric)
11After Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
12After Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
13After Abdominal Hysterectomy for Uterine Prolapse
14After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
15After Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
16After Episiotomy
17After Heart Valve Surgery
18After Heart Valve Surgery (Pediatric)
19After Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement
20After Inguinal Hernia Repair (Pediatric)
21After Laparoscopic Fallopian Tube Ligation
22After Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Uterine Prolapse
23After Laparoscopic Treatment of Ectopic Pregnancy
24After Peripheral Artery Bypass Surgery
25After Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis (Pediatric)
26After Umbilical Hernia Repair (Pediatric)
27Care After Breast Implants
28Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
29Discharge Instructions for Abdominal Hysterectomy
30Discharge Instructions for Acute Kidney Injury
31Discharge Instructions for Acute Pancreatitis
32Discharge Instructions for Addison Disease and Addisonian Crisis
33Discharge Instructions for Amniocentesis
34Discharge Instructions for Anaphylactic Shock
35Discharge Instructions for Anaphylactic Shock (Pediatric)
36Discharge Instructions for Angina
37Discharge Instructions for Ankle Arthroscopy
38Discharge Instructions for Ankle Surgery
39Discharge Instructions for Aortic Valve Stenosis
40Discharge Instructions for Asthma
41Discharge Instructions for Atrial Fibrillation
42Discharge Instructions for Balloon Breast Brachytherapy
43Discharge Instructions for Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery
44Discharge Instructions for Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplant
45Discharge Instructions for Brachytherapy
46Discharge Instructions for Breast Reduction
47Discharge Instructions for Bronchiectasis
48Discharge Instructions for Bronchiolitis (Pediatric)
49Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Brain
50Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Cervix
51Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum
52Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Esophagus
53Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Gallbladder
54Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Kidney
55Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Liver
56Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Lung
57Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Ovary
58Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Pancreas
59Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Testicles
60Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Thyroid
61Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Uterus
62Discharge Instructions for Cardiac Ablation
63Discharge Instructions for Cardiomyopathy
64Discharge Instructions for Cardioversion
65Discharge Instructions for Carotid Artery Stenting
66Discharge Instructions for Carotid Endarterectomy
67Discharge Instructions for Carpal Tunnel Release
68Discharge Instructions for Cellulitis
69Discharge Instructions for Cellulitis (Pediatric)
70Discharge Instructions for Cervical Disk Surgery
71Discharge Instructions for Cervical Fusion
72Discharge Instructions for Cesarean Section (C-Section)
73Discharge Instructions for Chemotherapy
74Discharge Instructions for Chronic Bronchitis
75Discharge Instructions for Chronic Kidney Disease
76Discharge Instructions for Chronic Pancreatitis
77Discharge Instructions for Circumcision
78Discharge Instructions for Cirrhosis of the Liver
79Discharge Instructions for Colostomy
80Discharge Instructions for Concussion
81Discharge Instructions for Coronary Angioplasty
82Discharge Instructions for Coronary Arteriography
83Discharge Instructions for Craniosynostosis
84Discharge Instructions for Craniotomy
85Discharge Instructions for Crohn's Disease
86Discharge Instructions for Croup
87Discharge Instructions for Cystic Fibrosis
88Discharge Instructions for Deep Vein Thrombosis
89Discharge Instructions for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
90Discharge Instructions for Dilation and Curettage (D and C)
91Discharge Instructions for Diverticulitis
92Discharge Instructions for Elbow Arthroscopy
93Discharge Instructions for Emphysema
94Discharge Instructions for Epididymitis
95Discharge Instructions for Epilepsy
96Discharge Instructions for Esophagectomy
97Discharge Instructions for Gallstones
98Discharge Instructions for Gastrectomy
99Discharge Instructions for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
100Discharge Instructions for Grave's Disease
101Discharge Instructions for Grave's Disease (Pediatric)
102Discharge Instructions for Guillain-Barré Syndrome
103Discharge Instructions for Gynecologic Surgery
104Discharge Instructions for Heart Attack
105Discharge Instructions for Heart Failure
106Discharge Instructions for Hemochromatosis
107Discharge Instructions for Hemorrhoid Surgery
108Discharge Instructions for Hepatic Angiography
109Discharge Instructions for Hepatitis C
110Discharge Instructions for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
111Discharge Instructions for Hip Fracture Surgery
112Discharge Instructions for HIV Infection and AIDS
113Discharge Instructions for Hodgkin Disease
114Discharge Instructions for Hydatidiform Mole
115Discharge Instructions for Hydrocephalus (Pediatric)
116Discharge Instructions for Hypercalcemia
117Discharge Instructions for Hypercalcemia (Pediatric)
118Discharge Instructions for Hyperkalemia
119Discharge Instructions for Hyperkalemia (Pediatric)
120Discharge Instructions for Hypermagnesemia
121Discharge Instructions for Hypermagnesemia (Pediatric)
122Discharge Instructions for Hypernatremia
123Discharge Instructions for Hypernatremia (Pediatric)
124Discharge Instructions for Hyperphosphatemia
125Discharge Instructions for Hyperphosphatemia (Pediatric)
126Discharge Instructions for Hyperthyroidism
127Discharge Instructions for Hyperthyroidism (Pediatric)
128Discharge Instructions for Hypocalcemia
129Discharge Instructions for Hypocalcemia (Pediatric)
130Discharge Instructions for Hypokalemia
131Discharge Instructions for Hypokalemia (Pediatric)
132Discharge Instructions for Hypomagnesemia
133Discharge Instructions for Hypomagnesemia (Pediatric)
134Discharge Instructions for Hyponatremia
135Discharge Instructions for Hyponatremia (Pediatric)
136Discharge Instructions for Hypophosphatemia
137Discharge Instructions for Hypophosphatemia (Pediatric)
138Discharge Instructions for Hypothyroidism and Myxedema
139Discharge Instructions for Hypothyroidism and Myxedema (Pediatric)
140Discharge Instructions for Ileostomy
141Discharge Instructions for Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)
142Discharge Instructions for Immunocompromised Patients
143Discharge Instructions for Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)
144Discharge Instructions for Incontinence Surgery
145Discharge Instructions for Infective Endocarditis (IE)
146Discharge Instructions for Infective Endocarditis (Pediatric)
147Discharge Instructions for Internal Fixation of a Fractured Femur
148Discharge Instructions for Intussusception (Pediatric)
149Discharge Instructions for Kidney Biopsy
150Discharge Instructions for Knee Arthroscopy
151Discharge Instructions for Kyphoplasty
152Discharge Instructions for Laminectomy
153Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic Appendectomy (Appendix Removal)
154Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
155Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
156Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
157Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic Splenectomy
158Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic Splenectomy (Pediatric)
159Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic Treatment of Endometriosis
160Discharge Instructions for Laryngectomy
161Discharge Instructions for Laser Prostatectomy
162Discharge Instructions for Liver Biopsy
163Discharge Instructions for Lobectomy of the Lung
164Discharge Instructions for Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
165Discharge Instructions for Lumbar Fusion
166Discharge Instructions for Malignant Hypertension
167Discharge Instructions for Mastectomy or Breast Lumpectomy
168Discharge Instructions for Mastoidectomy
169Discharge Instructions for Mastoidectomy (Pediatric)
170Discharge Instructions for Minimally Invasive Coronary Bypass Surgery
171Discharge Instructions for Miscarriage
172Discharge Instructions for Mitral Valve Stenosis
173Discharge Instructions for Multiple Sclerosis
174Discharge Instructions for Muscle Biopsy
175Discharge Instructions for Myasthenia Gravis
176Discharge Instructions for Nephrectomy
177Discharge Instructions for Nephrectomy (Pediatric)
178Discharge Instructions for Nerve/Muscle Biopsy
179Discharge Instructions for Newborn Jaundice
180Discharge Instructions for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
181Discharge Instructions for Oophorectomy
182Discharge Instructions for Open Appendectomy (Appendix Removal)
183Discharge Instructions for Open Cholecystectomy
184Discharge Instructions for Open Hernia Repair
185Discharge Instructions for Open Rotator Cuff Repair
186Discharge Instructions for Open Splenectomy
187Discharge Instructions for Open Splenectomy (Pediatric)
188Discharge Instructions for Orchiectomy
189Discharge Instructions for Osteomyelitis
190Discharge Instructions for Pacemaker Implantation
191Discharge Instructions for Parkinson’s Disease
192Discharge Instructions for Pediatric Epilepsy
193Discharge Instructions for Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
194Discharge Instructions for Pelvic Laparoscopy
195Discharge Instructions for Percutaneous Nephrostomy
196Discharge Instructions for Peripheral Angioplasty
197Discharge Instructions for Peripheral Vascular Disease
198Discharge Instructions for Pneumonectomy
199Discharge Instructions for Pneumonia
200Discharge Instructions for Pressure Ulcer
201Discharge Instructions for Prophylactic Mastectomy
202Discharge Instructions for Prostate Brachytherapy
203Discharge Instructions for Pulmonary Embolism
204Discharge Instructions for Pyelonephritis
205Discharge Instructions for Pyelonephritis (Pediatric)
206Discharge Instructions for Radiation Therapy
207Discharge Instructions for Radical Prostatectomy
208Discharge Instructions for Renal Angiography
209Discharge Instructions for Rhinoplasty
210Discharge Instructions for Scoliosis Surgery
211Discharge Instructions for Scoliosis Surgery (Pediatric)
212Discharge Instructions for Shoulder Arthroscopy
213Discharge Instructions for Sickle Cell Anemia and Sickle Cell Crisis (Pediatric)
214Discharge Instructions for Spinal Fusion
215Discharge Instructions for Stroke
216Discharge Instructions for Thyroidectomy
217Discharge Instructions for Total Abdominal Colectomy
218Discharge Instructions for Total Elbow Replacement
219Discharge Instructions for Total Hip Replacement Surgery
220Discharge Instructions for Total Knee Replacement
221Discharge Instructions for Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
222Discharge Instructions for Transurethral Bladder Tumor Resection
223Discharge Instructions for Tuberculosis (TB)
224Discharge Instructions for Tympanoplasty
225Discharge Instructions for Tympanoplasty (Pediatric)
226Discharge Instructions for Ulcerative Colitis
227Discharge Instructions for Uterine Fibroid Embolization
228Discharge Instructions for Varicose Vein Surgery
229Discharge Instructions for Ventricular Assist Device
230Discharge Instructions for Vertebroplasty
231Discharge Instructions for Wrist Arthroscopy
232Discharge Instructions Needle Biopsy: Lung
233Discharge Instructions: Adding Medication to Your Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Solution
234Discharge Instructions: Administering IV Antibiotics
235Discharge Instructions: Ascites Shunt Surgery
236Discharge Instructions: Biliary Catheter
237Discharge Instructions: Bladder Training with Suprapubic Catheter
238Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Abdominal Incision
239Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Acticoat Dressing
240Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Biobrane Dressing
241Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Central Line
242Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Gastrostomy Tube (G-Tube)
243Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Hemovac Drainage Tube
244Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Incision
245Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Indwelling Urinary Catheter
246Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Jackson Pratt Drainage Tube
247Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Jejunostomy Tube (J-Tube)
248Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Leg Bag
249Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Nasogastric Tube (NG Tube)
250Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)
251Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Suprapubic Catheter
252Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your T-Tube
253Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Transcyte Dressing
254Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Wound
255Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Xeroform Dressing
256Discharge Instructions: Changing the Dressing on Your Central Line
257Discharge Instructions: Changing the Dressing on Your Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)
258Discharge Instructions: Changing Your Dressing
259Discharge Instructions: Changing Your Ostomy Pouch
260Discharge Instructions: Checking for Ketones
261Discharge Instructions: Checking Placement of Feeding Tube
262Discharge Instructions: Controlled Breathing
263Discharge Instructions: COPD
264Discharge Instructions: Coughing Techniques
265Discharge Instructions: Cranial Incision Care (Pediatric)
266Discharge Instructions: Eating a Clear Liquid Diet
267Discharge Instructions: Eating a Full Liquid Diet
268Discharge Instructions: Eating a High Fiber Diet
269Discharge Instructions: Eating a High Potassium Diet
270Discharge Instructions: Eating a Low Potassium Diet
271Discharge Instructions: Eating a Low-Copper Diet
272Discharge Instructions: Eating a Low-Salt Diet
273Discharge Instructions: Eating a Soft Diet
274Discharge Instructions: Flushing Your Central Venous Catheter
275Discharge Instructions: Flushing Your Feeding Tube
276Discharge Instructions: Flushing Your Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Catheter
277Discharge Instructions: Giving a Subcutaneous (Sub-Q) Injection
278Discharge Instructions: Giving an Intramuscular (IM) Injection in the Buttock
279Discharge Instructions: Giving Yourself an Intramuscular (IM) Injection
280Discharge Instructions: Giving Yourself an Intramuscular (IM) Injection in the Hip
281Discharge Instructions: Giving Yourself an Intramuscular (IM) Injection in the Thigh
282Discharge Instructions: Halo Ring and Vest Brace
283Discharge Instructions: Holter Monitor
284Discharge Instructions: Irrigating Your Colostomy
285Discharge Instructions: Jewett Brace
286Discharge Instructions: Limiting Fluids
287Discharge Instructions: Low Bacteria Diet
288Discharge Instructions: Miami J Collar (Cervical Neck Brace)
289Discharge Instructions: Philadelphia Collar (Neck Collar)
290Discharge Instructions: Pin Care
291Discharge Instructions: Plaster Cast Care
292Discharge Instructions: Plaster Cast Care (Pediatric)
293Discharge Instructions: Postsurgical Deep Breathing
294Discharge Instructions: Postsurgical Deep Coughing
295Discharge Instructions: Postural Drainage
296Discharge Instructions: Pursed-Lip Breathing
297Discharge Instructions: Removable Cast Care
298Discharge Instructions: Removable Cast Care (Pediatric)
299Discharge Instructions: Self Catheterization for Men
300Discharge Instructions: Self Catheterization for Women
301Discharge Instructions: Splint Care
302Discharge Instructions: Splint Care (Pediatric)
303Discharge Instructions: Taking a Rectal Temperature (Pediatric)
304Discharge Instructions: Taking Alpha-Blockers
305Discharge Instructions: Taking an Axillary Temperature (Pediatric)
306Discharge Instructions: Taking Antacids
307Discharge Instructions: Taking Antibiotics
308Discharge Instructions: Taking Antibiotics-Fluoroquinolones
309Discharge Instructions: Taking Antibiotics—Cephalosporins
310Discharge Instructions: Taking Antibiotics—Macrolides
311Discharge Instructions: Taking Anticoagulants
312Discharge Instructions: Taking Beta-Blockers
313Discharge Instructions: Taking Blood Pressure Medications
314Discharge Instructions: Taking Bronchodilators
315Discharge Instructions: Taking Calcium Channel Blockers
316Discharge Instructions: Taking Cardiac Glycosides
317Discharge Instructions: Taking Coumadin (Warfarin)
318Discharge Instructions: Taking Diuretics
319Discharge Instructions: Taking Fast-Acting Nitroglycerin
320Discharge Instructions: Taking Long-Acting Nitroglycerin
321Discharge Instructions: Taking Medicine Safely
322Discharge Instructions: Taking Nitrates
323Discharge Instructions: Taking Statins
324Discharge Instructions: Taking Vasodilators
325Discharge Instructions: Taking Your Blood Pressure
326Discharge Instructions: Taking Your Pulse
327Discharge Instructions: Thoraco-Lumbar Sacral Orthosis (TLSO) Brace
328Discharge Instructions: Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) (Overview)
329Discharge Instructions: Tracheostomy or Stoma Care
330Discharge Instructions: Traveling with Oxygen
331Discharge Instructions: Unna Boot
332Discharge Instructions: Unna Boot (Pediatric)
333Discharge Instructions: Using a Cane
334Discharge Instructions: Using a Cold Water Therapy Device
335Discharge Instructions: Using a Continuous Passive Motion Machine
336Discharge Instructions: Using a Metered-Dose Inhaler
337Discharge Instructions: Using a Peak Flow Meter
338Discharge Instructions: Using a Walker
339Discharge Instructions: Using a Walker on Stairs and Steps
340Discharge Instructions: Using a Walker to Get In and Out of a Car
341Discharge Instructions: Using a Walker to Get Up and Down from a Chair
342Discharge Instructions: Using a Walker to Go Through Doorways
343Discharge Instructions: Using a Walker to Go Up and Down Curbs
344Discharge Instructions: Using an Auto-Injector
345Discharge Instructions: Using an EpiPen Auto-Injector
346Discharge Instructions: Using an Incentive Spirometer
347Discharge Instructions: Using an Incentive Spirometer (Tracheostomy Tube)
348Discharge Instructions: Using Crutches (Non-Weight-Bearing)
349Discharge Instructions: Using Crutches (Weight-Bearing)
350Discharge Instructions: Using Injection Pens
351Discharge Instructions: Using Oxygen at Home
352Discharge Instructions: Using Sterile Glove Technique
353Discharge Instructions: Wound Packing
354Discharge Instructions: Wrapping Your Stump, Below the Knee
355Endometrial Cancer: Discharge Instructions for Hysterectomy
356Giving Yourself an Intramuscular Injection in the Arm
357Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura (Pediatric)
358Pendulum Exercise for Use with Shoulder Repair Surgeries
359Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors
360Sickle Cell Anemia
361Taking Medication Through a Feeding Tube

 
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