Post-operative care is the care administered to a patient post a surgical procedure. Depending on the patient’s surgery, the type of Post-operative care treatment is determined. Pain management, physiotherapy, wound care etc. are all programs under post-operative care. It begins immediately after the surgery of a patient and continues till the patient’s full recovery. Post-Operative care has a major impact in reducing the risk of developing permanent illness after surgery.
Post-Operative care plays a critical role in defining the patient’s journey back to his condition prior to hospitalisation. Care plans for patients are developed keeping the below broad subtopics in mind :