Recovery and Discharge

Hospital patients spend a lot of time in bed, which is why doctors prescribe certain devices or activities to prevent complications.

  • SCD – To promote circulation and prevent blood clots, patients may need to wear special compression stockings called sequential compression devices, or SCDs.
  • I-S – Some patients may need to use a device called an incentive spirometer, or an I-S. This helps inflate the lungs and reduce the risk of complications such as pneumonia.

Discharge Information

Unless otherwise indicated, check-out time is 11 a.m.

A doctor, nurse, or discharge planner will provide you with instructions, including information about medications or incision care.

If you have questions, please contact the resident on call at 801-587-7000.