DO’s After Anesthesia
DO leave the healthcare facility accompanied by a responsible adult.
DO remain quietly at home for the day and rest.
DO arrange for someone to care for your small children for the day.
DO take liquids first and slowly progress to a light meal.
DON'Ts After Anesthesia
DON’T drink alcohol for at least 24 hours.
DON’T drive a car for at least 24 hours.
DON’T operate complex equipment for at least 24 hours.
DON’T take any medications unless prescribed by or discussed with your physician.
DON’T make any important decisions or sign any legal documents for the day.
Communication and cooperation are essential to the anesthesia process.
DO call your anesthesia professional or the facility where you were treated if you have any questions.
Your anesthesia provider can be reached through the facility if necessary.
Active participation in your own care helps ensure your safety and comfort.