Patient Discharge Information
This content is for Veteran discharge information.
Eating to Heal
Discover the impacts of nutrition and helpful hints to get you on the right track.
What to eat before and after surgery
Know what to eat before and after surgery for optimal results.
Monitoring and Logging My Weight
Understanding Weight Maintenance.
It is important to routinely monitor your weight. Discuss with your doctor how often you should weigh yourself and if they need to see your weight log during your next doctor visit.
My Care Plan and Checklist
My opinion about my care plan is known
Understanding your care plan is important before you go home.
I have a plan to care for myself at discharge
Having a plan will result in better outcomes.
Monitor and keep track of any symptoms.
Make sure you receive medication guidance.
When the body or mind goes through situations that are emotional, shocking, or disturbing, it causes stress. This triggers a reaction or chain of events in which stress hormones are released. Those hormones could cause problems for our health.
Medication side effects and safety.
It is extremely important to take medications as prescribed. Consult your doctor before abruptly stopping your medications. Make sure to record any side effects or reactions you may be experiencing.