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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 Peripheral Artery Bypass Surgery
24After Surgery for Pyloric Stenosis (Pediatric)
25After Umbilical Hernia Repair (Pediatric)
26Care After Breast Implants
27Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
28Discharge Instructions for Abdominal Hysterectomy
29Discharge Instructions for Acute Kidney Injury
30Discharge Instructions for Acute Pancreatitis
31Discharge Instructions for Addison Disease and Addisonian Crisis
32Discharge Instructions for Amniocentesis
33Discharge Instructions for Anaphylactic Shock
34Discharge Instructions for Anaphylactic Shock (Pediatric)
35Discharge Instructions for Angina
36Discharge Instructions for Ankle Arthroscopy
37Discharge Instructions for Ankle Surgery
38Discharge Instructions for Aortic Valve Stenosis
39Discharge Instructions for Asthma
40Discharge Instructions for Atrial Fibrillation
41Discharge Instructions for Balloon Breast Brachytherapy
42Discharge Instructions for Bariatric (Obesity) Surgery
43Discharge Instructions for Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplant
44Discharge Instructions for Brachytherapy
45Discharge Instructions for Breast Reduction
46Discharge Instructions for Bronchiectasis
47Discharge Instructions for Bronchiolitis (Pediatric)
48Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Brain
49Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Cervix
50Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Colon and Rectum
51Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Esophagus
52Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Gallbladder
53Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Liver
54Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Lung
55Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Ovary
56Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Pancreas
57Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Testicles
58Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Thyroid
59Discharge Instructions for Cancer of the Uterus
60Discharge Instructions for Cardiac Ablation
61Discharge Instructions for Cardiac Catheterization
62Discharge Instructions for Cardiomyopathy
63Discharge Instructions for Cardioversion
64Discharge Instructions for Carotid Artery Stenting
65Discharge Instructions for Carotid Endarterectomy
66Discharge Instructions for Carpal Tunnel Release
67Discharge Instructions for Cellulitis
68Discharge Instructions for Cellulitis (Pediatric)
69Discharge Instructions for Cervical Disk Surgery
70Discharge Instructions for Cervical Fusion
71Discharge Instructions for Cesarean Section (C-Section)
72Discharge Instructions for Chemotherapy
73Discharge Instructions for Chronic Bronchitis
74Discharge Instructions for Chronic Kidney Disease
75Discharge Instructions for Chronic Pancreatitis
76Discharge Instructions for Circumcision
77Discharge Instructions for Cirrhosis of the Liver
78Discharge Instructions for Colostomy
79Discharge Instructions for Concussion
80Discharge Instructions for Coronary Angioplasty
81Discharge Instructions for Craniosynostosis
82Discharge Instructions for Craniotomy
83Discharge Instructions for Crohn's Disease
84Discharge Instructions for Croup
85Discharge Instructions for Cystic Fibrosis
86Discharge Instructions for Deep Vein Thrombosis
87Discharge Instructions for Diabetic Foot Ulcers
88Discharge Instructions for Dilation and Curettage (D and C)
89Discharge Instructions for Diverticulitis
90Discharge Instructions for Elbow Arthroscopy
91Discharge Instructions for Emphysema
92Discharge Instructions for Epididymitis
93Discharge Instructions for Epilepsy
94Discharge Instructions for ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
95Discharge Instructions for Esophagectomy
96Discharge Instructions for Gallstones
97Discharge Instructions for Gastrectomy
98Discharge Instructions for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
99Discharge Instructions for Grave's Disease
100Discharge Instructions for Grave's Disease (Pediatric)
101Discharge Instructions for Guillain-Barré Syndrome
102Discharge Instructions for Gynecologic Surgery
103Discharge Instructions for Heart Attack
104Discharge Instructions for Heart Failure
105Discharge Instructions for Hemochromatosis
106Discharge Instructions for Hemorrhoid Surgery
107Discharge Instructions for Hepatic Angiography
108Discharge Instructions for Hepatitis C
109Discharge Instructions for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
110Discharge Instructions for Hip Fracture Surgery
111Discharge Instructions for HIV Infection and AIDS
112Discharge Instructions for Hodgkin Lymphoma
113Discharge Instructions for Hydatidiform Mole
114Discharge Instructions for Hydrocephalus (Pediatric)
115Discharge Instructions for Hypercalcemia
116Discharge Instructions for Hypercalcemia (Pediatric)
117Discharge Instructions for Hyperkalemia
118Discharge Instructions for Hyperkalemia (Pediatric)
119Discharge Instructions for Hypermagnesemia
120Discharge Instructions for Hypermagnesemia (Pediatric)
121Discharge Instructions for Hypernatremia
122Discharge Instructions for Hypernatremia (Pediatric)
123Discharge Instructions for Hyperphosphatemia
124Discharge Instructions for Hyperphosphatemia (Pediatric)
125Discharge Instructions for Hyperthyroidism
126Discharge Instructions for Hyperthyroidism (Pediatric)
127Discharge Instructions for Hypocalcemia
128Discharge Instructions for Hypocalcemia (Pediatric)
129Discharge Instructions for Hypokalemia
130Discharge Instructions for Hypokalemia (Pediatric)
131Discharge Instructions for Hypomagnesemia
132Discharge Instructions for Hypomagnesemia (Pediatric)
133Discharge Instructions for Hyponatremia
134Discharge Instructions for Hyponatremia (Pediatric)
135Discharge Instructions for Hypophosphatemia
136Discharge Instructions for Hypophosphatemia (Pediatric)
137Discharge Instructions for Hypothyroidism and Myxedema
138Discharge Instructions for Hypothyroidism and Myxedema (Pediatric)
139Discharge Instructions for Ileostomy
140Discharge Instructions for Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)
141Discharge Instructions for Immunocompromised Patients
142Discharge Instructions for Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator (ICD)
143Discharge Instructions for Incontinence Surgery
144Discharge Instructions for Infective Endocarditis (IE)
145Discharge Instructions for Infective Endocarditis (Pediatric)
146Discharge Instructions for Internal Fixation of a Fractured Femur
147Discharge Instructions for Intussusception (Pediatric)
148Discharge Instructions for Kidney Biopsy
149Discharge Instructions for Knee Arthroscopy
150Discharge Instructions for Kyphoplasty
151Discharge Instructions for Laminectomy
152Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic Appendectomy (Appendix Removal)
153Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
154Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic Hernia Repair
155Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic Hysterectomy
156Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic Splenectomy
157Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic Splenectomy (Pediatric)
158Discharge Instructions for Laparoscopic Treatment of Endometriosis
159Discharge Instructions for Laryngectomy
160Discharge Instructions for Laser Prostatectomy
161Discharge Instructions for Liver Biopsy
162Discharge Instructions for Lobectomy of the Lung
163Discharge Instructions for Low Blood Pressure (Hypotension)
164Discharge Instructions for Lumbar Fusion
165Discharge Instructions for Malignant Hypertension
166Discharge Instructions for Mastectomy or Breast Lumpectomy
167Discharge Instructions for Mastoidectomy
168Discharge Instructions for Mastoidectomy (Pediatric)
169Discharge Instructions for Minimally Invasive Coronary Bypass Surgery
170Discharge Instructions for Miscarriage
171Discharge Instructions for Mitral Valve Stenosis
172Discharge Instructions for Multiple Sclerosis
173Discharge Instructions for Muscle Biopsy
174Discharge Instructions for Myasthenia Gravis
175Discharge Instructions for Nephrectomy
176Discharge Instructions for Nephrectomy (Pediatric)
177Discharge Instructions for Nerve/Muscle Biopsy
178Discharge Instructions for Newborn Jaundice
179Discharge Instructions for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
180Discharge Instructions for Oophorectomy
181Discharge Instructions for Open Appendectomy (Appendix Removal)
182Discharge Instructions for Open Cholecystectomy
183Discharge Instructions for Open Hernia Repair
184Discharge Instructions for Open Rotator Cuff Repair
185Discharge Instructions for Open Splenectomy
186Discharge Instructions for Open Splenectomy (Pediatric)
187Discharge Instructions for Orchiectomy
188Discharge Instructions for Osteomyelitis
189Discharge Instructions for Pacemaker Implantation
190Discharge Instructions for Parkinson’s Disease
191Discharge Instructions for Pediatric Epilepsy
192Discharge Instructions for Pediatric Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
193Discharge Instructions for Pelvic Laparoscopy
194Discharge Instructions for Percutaneous Nephrostomy
195Discharge Instructions for Peripheral Angioplasty
196Discharge Instructions for Peripheral Vascular Disease
197Discharge Instructions for Pneumonectomy
198Discharge Instructions for Pneumonia
199Discharge Instructions for Pressure Ulcer
200Discharge Instructions for Prophylactic Mastectomy
201Discharge Instructions for Pulmonary Embolism
202Discharge Instructions for Pyelonephritis
203Discharge Instructions for Pyelonephritis (Pediatric)
204Discharge Instructions for Radiation Therapy
205Discharge Instructions for Radical Prostatectomy
206Discharge Instructions for Renal Angiography
207Discharge Instructions for Rhinoplasty
208Discharge Instructions for Scoliosis Surgery
209Discharge Instructions for Scoliosis Surgery (Pediatric)
210Discharge Instructions for Shoulder Arthroscopy
211Discharge Instructions for Sickle Cell Anemia and Sickle Cell Crisis (Pediatric)
212Discharge Instructions for Spinal Fusion
213Discharge Instructions for Stroke
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 Medication 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 Nasogastric Tube (NG Tube)
248Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)
249Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Suprapubic Catheter
250Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your T-Tube
251Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Transcyte Dressing
252Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Wound
253Discharge Instructions: Caring for Your Xeroform Dressing
254Discharge Instructions: Changing the Dressing on Your Central Line
255Discharge Instructions: Changing the Dressing on Your Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)
256Discharge Instructions: Changing Your Dressing
257Discharge Instructions: Changing Your Ostomy Pouch
258Discharge Instructions: Checking for Ketones
259Discharge Instructions: Checking Placement of Feeding Tube
260Discharge Instructions: Controlled Breathing
261Discharge Instructions: COPD
262Discharge Instructions: Coughing Techniques
263Discharge Instructions: Cranial Incision Care (Pediatric)
264Discharge Instructions: Eating a Clear Liquid Diet
265Discharge Instructions: Eating a Full Liquid Diet
266Discharge Instructions: Eating a High Fiber Diet
267Discharge Instructions: Eating a High Potassium Diet
268Discharge Instructions: Eating a Low Potassium Diet
269Discharge Instructions: Eating a Low-Copper Diet
270Discharge Instructions: Eating a Low-Salt Diet
271Discharge Instructions: Eating a Soft Diet
272Discharge Instructions: Flushing Your Central Venous Catheter
273Discharge Instructions: Flushing Your Feeding Tube
274Discharge Instructions: Flushing Your Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Catheter
275Discharge Instructions: Giving an Intramuscular (IM) Injection in the Buttock
276Discharge Instructions: Giving Yourself an Intramuscular (IM) Injection
277Discharge Instructions: Giving Yourself an Intramuscular (IM) Injection in the Hip
278Discharge Instructions: Giving Yourself an Intramuscular (IM) Injection in the Thigh
279Discharge Instructions: Halo Ring and Vest Brace
280Discharge Instructions: Holter Monitor
281Discharge Instructions: Irrigating Your Colostomy
282Discharge Instructions: Jewett Brace
283Discharge Instructions: Limiting Fluids
284Discharge Instructions: Low-Bacteria Diet
285Discharge Instructions: Miami J Collar (Cervical Neck Brace)
286Discharge Instructions: Philadelphia Collar (Neck Collar)
287Discharge Instructions: Pin Care
288Discharge Instructions: Plaster Cast Care
289Discharge Instructions: Plaster Cast Care (Pediatric)
290Discharge Instructions: Postsurgical Deep Breathing
291Discharge Instructions: Postsurgical Deep Coughing
292Discharge Instructions: Postural Drainage
293Discharge Instructions: Pursed-Lip Breathing
294Discharge Instructions: Removable Cast Care
295Discharge Instructions: Removable Cast Care (Pediatric)
296Discharge Instructions: Self Catheterization for Men
297Discharge Instructions: Self Catheterization for Women
298Discharge Instructions: Splint Care
299Discharge Instructions: Splint Care (Pediatric)
300Discharge Instructions: Taking a Rectal Temperature (Pediatric)
301Discharge Instructions: Taking Alpha-Blockers
302Discharge Instructions: Taking an Axillary Temperature (Pediatric)
303Discharge Instructions: Taking Antacids
304Discharge Instructions: Taking Antibiotics
305Discharge Instructions: Taking Antibiotics-Fluoroquinolones
306Discharge Instructions: Taking Antibiotics—Cephalosporins
307Discharge Instructions: Taking Antibiotics—Macrolides
308Discharge Instructions: Taking Anticoagulants
309Discharge Instructions: Taking Beta-Blockers
310Discharge Instructions: Taking Blood Pressure Medicines
311Discharge Instructions: Taking Bronchodilators
312Discharge Instructions: Taking Calcium Channel Blockers
313Discharge Instructions: Taking Cardiac Glycosides
314Discharge Instructions: Taking Coumadin (Warfarin)
315Discharge Instructions: Taking Diuretics
316Discharge Instructions: Taking Fast-Acting Nitroglycerin
317Discharge Instructions: Taking Long-Acting Nitroglycerin
318Discharge Instructions: Taking Medicine Safely
319Discharge Instructions: Taking Nitrates
320Discharge Instructions: Taking Statins
321Discharge Instructions: Taking Vasodilators
322Discharge Instructions: Taking Your Blood Pressure
323Discharge Instructions: Taking Your Pulse
324Discharge Instructions: Thoraco-Lumbar Sacral Orthosis (TLSO) Brace
325Discharge Instructions: Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) (Overview)
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
352Endometrial Cancer: Discharge Instructions for Hysterectomy
353Giving a Subcutaneous (Sub-Q) Injection
354Giving Yourself an Intramuscular Injection in the Arm
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 Medication Through a Feeding Tube

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