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

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