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