The many functions of the liver are listed. The pamphlet focuses on care immediately after your surgery and care at home. Care in hospital includes: oxygen, incision care, managing discomfort, bladder care, intravenous, stomach tube, drain tube, bowels sounds and activity. Topics covered regarding care at home include: controlling discomfort, meals and snacks, activity, care of the incision, follow-up care, returning to work and symptoms that require medical attention.
The term pancreatitis means inflammation of the pancreas. There are 2 types of pancreatitis, acute and chronic. The pamphlet explains the role of the pancreas, acute pancreatitis (causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment), chronic pancreatitis (causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment) and the complications and consequences of chronic pancreatitis.
This is a brochure for you and family/caregiver to better understand the steps the hospital staff need to assist you with your transition back to the community. Information regarding a well-planned discharge from the Dartmouth General Hospital are outlined.