All ERAS specialties
Following your surgery please start working with your ERAS information pack. The Enhanced Recovery booklet and goal chart are particularly useful to enable you to guide your own progress as well as to prompt you. Please start working with your goal chart as soon as you return to the ward – please ask a member of staff to help get this out of your bag.
The surgery is done……. Some key things to remember!
We do what we can to ensure your pain is well managed after your surgery. If you are unable to do things such as cough, deep breathe and walk because of pain issues you will be at higher risk of developing post-operative complications e.g. DVT, chest infection, sluggish bowel amongst other things.
Please let someone know if your pain is preventing you from doing any of the things mentioned above… there is always additional pain relief you can have, please ask your nurse for this.