Pediatric Surgery, teaching on homecare after discharge?

  1. i'm not sure if i can get a quick answer by post this here, so i'll also post this topic in another board in this forum. its for my class assignment.

    my question is:

    what can i teach to the family of the pediatric patient who went on srugey concerning homecare care after discharge?

    my question is just in general, because different surgery will have different teaching plans. so think in broad and general terms when answering.

    a good response is appreciated.
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    The things that immediately come to mind are:

    General and procedure specific signs & symptoms to monitor for and call the doctor if they occur.

    Wound care.

    A list of suggested supplies (consider obtaining prescriptions for supplies at discharge, they can get expensive and many insurances cover the costs if prescribed).