Today I was talking to a friend and telling her some things I do after admission that I think help keep me out of the joint. These tips seem to work for me but remember we are all different. So I thought I would share them and blog about it...
~After I get home I start up on Tobi or Cayston even if I am not due to start. I feel it maintains all the hard work the IV drugs just did. Make sure you talk this tip over with your Doc first. It's always good to make sure you guys are both on the same page for a good after admission game plan.
~ I also change out anything that came in contact with mucus membranes... Most likely you had an infection before you went in so no sense of re infecting your self. It can get costly so If getting all new is not an option definitely sterilize what you were using.
THINGS TO REPLACE
*Bar of soap in shower
* If you do a thera pep or Pep mask or a form of airway clearance that you constantly blow into.
* sinus rinse bottles
*For Infants or young children you might want to replace pacifiers
THINGS TO STERILIZE
*ALL pari jets or nebs
*Sheets/pillow cases, towels etc.
*ALL make up brushes
*For infants or young children Really scrub bottles, nipples, and sippy cups
When touching all the old/dirty stuff I always wear gloves
This is all I can think of off the top of my head. Is there any tips that you guys do that we should add to the list? I would love to know!