DISCHARGE HOME HEALTHCARE
HOME CARE IF UNDELIVERED. The patient should maintain bedrest, check her temperature four times per day, abstain from intercourse, not douche or use tampons, and have a white blood cell count drawn every other day. Tell her to notify the physician immediately of any fever, uterine tenderness or contractions, leakage of fluid, or foul vaginal odor.
HOME CARE IF DELIVERED. Teach the patient to be aware of signs and symptoms that indicate postpartum complications. Teach her not to lift anything heavier than the baby and not to drive until after the postpartum checkup with the physician.
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