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Health Care at Home

Life after Transplant

After discharge, the patient is required to record his or her body temperature, pulse, and weight and share the record with doctors during visits to the Center.

Health Care at Home

  • Body Temperature
    Whenever the patient feels something unusual (e.g. chill, discomfort, fever, and body aches), please contact the Center immediately. This is generally an initial sign of infection. In this case, please do not take any antipyretic analgesic like Tylenol or Aspirin without doctors’ prescription. If the temperature remains over 37.5℃, the patient should immediately contact the Center. If the cause is a severe infection or a rejection reaction, this may amounts to an emergency.
  • Blood Pressure
    It is essential for the patient to know his or her average blood pressure, as it helps spot abnormalities.
  • Pulse
    Since medication may change the patient’s pulse, he or she needs to monitor the pulse regularly, and whenever the pulse rate suddenly goes higher with chest pain or difficulties of breathing, the patient should contact the Center. In that case, driving is very dangerous and thus, the patient needs to use a cab or call 119.
  • Weight
    The patient is asked to weigh him/herself under the same conditions. Every morning, weigh yourself in pajamas after urinating.
    If the weight increases more than 1kg overnight, which means more water remains in the body, please consult the Center.
  • Regular Visits to Center
    Regular outpatient visits are important as it helps set proper dosages of medications including immunosuppressants and prevent or treat infection for a healthier life. During the first three months, patients on immunosuppressants are very vulnerable to infection and mild or severe, every case of infection must be immediately treated. The patient is required to present the diary card kept for monitoring to doctors so that they can have a better understanding of the patient’s condition at home.
  • Blood Test
    Basic blood tests include those for anemia, white blood cells, liver function, renal function, electrolytes, drug level, and hepatitis virus. In case of drug level testing, it should be conducted at a blood sampling room on the second floor between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. before the patient takes immunosuppressants.