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MINOR ORTHOPAEDIC POSTOP ORDERS / MARSHALL ORTHOPAEDICS

GOOD SHEPHERD MC / MARSHALL      MARSHALL, TEXAS

1.  Admit to PACU - discharge after criteriae are met - oxygen per protocol

2. Activity : 

3. Diet :

4. IV RL keep open - discontinue when patient tolerates p.o. liquids

5. Ice pack to surgical wound prn                   6. Arm sling to operative arm

7. For mild pain-parenteral prn :

8. For moderate- severe pain-- parenteral prn :

9. Ativan 1 mg ivp q1h prn agitation in PACU

10. For mild pain - oral prn:

11. For moderate pain - oral  prn:

12. Tylenol  po q4h prn headache or T over 100 degrees Fahrenheit

13  Benadryl  po tid prn itching

14.  Cepacol lozenges prn sore throat

15. Reglan   iv push q6h prn nausea /vomiting

16.  If IV is out, use Phenergan gel  topically q4h prn nausea/vomiting

17.  May discharge when criteria met, and after PT [if ordered]

18. Discharge plan  :

19. Reinforce dressing prn

20. Knee immobilizer  knee

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                   D. Waldman, MD        date /time     [revised 12/23/09]