The level of care required after surgery depends on the procedure, the previous health of the patient, and, of course, the doctor’s orders. But as a general rule, we can say that in all post-operative care facilities, staff attend to medication schedules, IV line, monitoring vitals, wound care and management, and physical and occupational therapy.
Post-op care is also attentive to the potential for emergencies and so patients are monitored very closely, especially in the first weeks after the procedure.
Both physical and occupational therapies are very important when it comes to recovery times. Getting people back to their previous level of health and physical ability means a shorter stay in the care facility and boosts the body’s own healing processes.
Physical therapy centers around helping the body regain mobility and functionality. It is also essential to prevent the risk of blood clots. Occupational therapy helps people re-learn day to day actions and movements to boost independence.