Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The goals of postoperative care

The goals of postoperative care

The priority goal of postoperative care after this type of surgery is usually to restore the patency and ventilation of the nasal passages and paranasal sinuses and the mucociliary clearing mechanism, as well as speeding up the healing process.
“the enormous future prospects opening in this field with the advent of new products containing plant extracts for nasal cleansing and drainage”.
One of the keys to success in postoperative care is to work closely with the patient. Explaining a series of basic recommendations to them not only helps improve their monitoring but also actively helps ensure the operation’s success.

  • To facilitate the physiological healing process and prompt recovery of the ciliated mucosa and ciliary transport.
  • To assure adequate ventilation and drainage of the paranasal sinuses.
  • To reduce the risk of infection and oedema and control granulation tissue and stenosis.
  • To improve the patient’s comfort.
Patient recommendations
  • Participate actively in your recovery.
  • Regularly perform nasal irrigations.
  • Blow your nose carefully, without applying too much pressure or breathing in detritus towards the oropharynx.

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  • Do not practice scuba-diving or sports requiring intense effort such as weight-lifting.
  • Do not blow your nose (in the postoperative period).
  • If sinusitis appears: prompt antibiotic therapy.
  • Explain the postoperative situation and the risks if it should be necessary to re-operate.

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