Physiotherapy after heart surgery: Recommendations for infants and toddlersPPhysiotherapy after heart surgery: Recommendations for infants and toddlersPhysiotherapy after heart surgery: Recommendations for infants and toddlersEnglishOtherNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months)BodyNANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2015-06-08T04:00:00ZStephanie Sollazzo, ​​MSc PT, BScKIN8.0000000000000062.0000000000000657.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Following heart surgery, children require extra care and attention. Learn which positions and activities infants and toddlers must avoid after heart surgery.</p><h2>Activity Recommendations for Infants and Toddlers after Heart Surgery</h2> <p>After your infant or toddler has heart surgery, it is important that they avoid certain positions and activities, while still remaining active. This article outlines recommendations to follow in the days, and months, following heart surgery. It includes information on:</p> <ul> <li>How you can help to position your child after surgery to promote recovery.</li> <li>How you can encourage normal development and play while in hospital and when you go home.</li> </ul><h2>Key Points</h2> <ul> <li>While your child is still in the hospital, they should be repositioned every two hours.</li> <li>You are encouraged to bring an infant seat/stroller to the hospital, as well as your child’s favourite toys.</li> <li>Following these suggestions can help your child’s lungs to re-expand, improve alertness, and improve recovery time.</li> <li>If your child needs extra help, the physiotherapist may come to work with them.</li> </ul><h2>Positioning your child during in-hospital recovery</h2><p>After heart surgery, it is important that your child be repositioned throughout the day to ensure that their lungs stay well expanded and free of mucous. This will also help them to recover their movement. While your child is still in the hospital, they will need to be repositioned approximately every two hours.</p><p>When you first reposition your child, it is important to ask your nurse for assistance. The nurse will make you aware of specific precautions related to your child’s status. This will help you to feel more comfortable, and ensure that you are following the activity restrictions after surgery.</p><p>Good positions at this time include turning your child onto their side, onto their back, holding them in your arms, and placing them into an infant seat. This will help your child recover sooner so that they can go home.</p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_baby_lay_side_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Lay your child on their side.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Placing your child in an infant seat will help to improve their alertness and overall recovery. Your nurse will advise you when it is safe to move to this stage.</p><p>As the number of infant seats available in the hospital is limited, <em>we strongly encourage parents to bring their own</em>.</p><p>If your child is too big for an infant seat, their physiotherapist can provide you with a more appropriate seating option.</p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_infant_seat_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Put your child in an infant seat to help them recover faster.</figcaption> </figure>
Physiothérapie suivant une chirurgie cardiaque : recommandations pour les bébés et les tout-petitsPPhysiothérapie suivant une chirurgie cardiaque : recommandations pour les bébés et les tout-petitsPhysiotherapy after heart surgery: Recommendations for infants and toddlersFrenchOtherNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months)BodyNANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2015-06-08T04:00:00ZStephanie Sollazzo, ​​MSc PT, BScKIN8.0000000000000062.0000000000000657.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez quelles sont les positions et les activités que les bébés et les tout-petits doivent éviter suivant une chirurgie cardiaque.</p><h2>Recommandations relatives aux activités des bébés et des tout-petits suivant une chirurgie cardiaque</h2> <p>Lorsque votre bébé ou votre tout-petit a subi une chirurgie cardiaque, il est important de vous assurer qu’il évite certaines positions et activités tout en demeurant actif. Cet article expose les grandes lignes des recommandations à respecter au cours des jours, des semaines et des mois qui suivent une chirurgie cardiaque. Il vous renseignera sur :</p> <ul> <li>la façon d’aider votre enfant à maintenir une position appropriée pour favoriser son rétablissement par suite de l’intervention,</li> <li>la façon d’encourager le développement et le jeu comme à la normale pendant le séjour à l’hôpital et une fois rentré à domicile.</li> </ul><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Durant le séjour à l’hôpital de votre enfant, vous devrez le changer de position à des intervalles de deux heures.</li> <li>Il est recommandé d’apporter un siège ou une poussette de bébé et les jouets préférés de votre enfant à l’hôpital.</li> <li>Les conseils présentés peuvent non seulement permettre aux poumons de votre enfant de se redilater, mais peuvent rendre votre petit plus alerte et accélérer son rétablissement.</li> <li>Au besoin, le physiothérapeute peut traiter votre enfant.</li> </ul><h2>Veiller à la position de votre enfant durant son rétablissement à l’hôpital</h2><p>Après une chirurgie cardiaque, il est important de placer votre enfant dans des positions différentes tout au long de la journée pour veiller à ce que ses poumons soient bien dilatés (gonflés) et exempts de mucus. Cela aidera aussi votre enfant à recommencer à bouger normalement. Durant le séjour à l’hôpital de votre enfant, vous devrez le changer de position à des intervalles d’environ deux heures.</p><p>La première fois que vous mettrez votre enfant dans une nouvelle position, il sera important de demander l’aide de son infirmier. Ce dernier vous expliquera les précautions particulières à prendre compte tenu de l’état de votre enfant. Ces explications vous rassureront et vous permettront de faire en sorte de respecter les lignes directrices sur les activités de votre enfant après son intervention.</p><p>Voici les positions recommandées pour accélérer le rétablissement de votre enfant afin qu’il puisse rentrer plus rapidement à domicile : le coucher sur le côté ou sur le dos, le tenir dans ses bras et l’asseoir dans un siège de bébé.</p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_baby_lay_side_FR.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Allongez votre enfant sur le côté.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Le fait d’asseoir votre enfant dans un siège de bébé le rendra plus alerte et facilitera son rétablissement en général. L’infirmier de votre enfant vous signalera à quel moment vous pourrez commencer à utiliser le siège sans danger.</p><p>Puisque le nombre de sièges de bébé disponibles à l’hôpital est limité, <em> nous encourageons fortement les parents à y apporter le leur</em>.</p><p>Si la taille de votre enfant interdit l’usage d’un siège de bébé, son physiothérapeute vous fournira un siège approprié. </p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_infant_seat_FR.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Asseyez votre enfant dans un siège de bébé pour qu’il puisse se rétablir plus rapidement.</figcaption> </figure>

 

 

Physiotherapy after heart surgery: Recommendations for infants and toddlers2460.00000000000Physiotherapy after heart surgery: Recommendations for infants and toddlersPhysiotherapy after heart surgery: Recommendations for infants and toddlersPEnglishOtherNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months)BodyNANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2015-06-08T04:00:00ZStephanie Sollazzo, ​​MSc PT, BScKIN8.0000000000000062.0000000000000657.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Following heart surgery, children require extra care and attention. Learn which positions and activities infants and toddlers must avoid after heart surgery.</p><h2>Activity Recommendations for Infants and Toddlers after Heart Surgery</h2> <p>After your infant or toddler has heart surgery, it is important that they avoid certain positions and activities, while still remaining active. This article outlines recommendations to follow in the days, and months, following heart surgery. It includes information on:</p> <ul> <li>How you can help to position your child after surgery to promote recovery.</li> <li>How you can encourage normal development and play while in hospital and when you go home.</li> </ul><h2>Key Points</h2> <ul> <li>While your child is still in the hospital, they should be repositioned every two hours.</li> <li>You are encouraged to bring an infant seat/stroller to the hospital, as well as your child’s favourite toys.</li> <li>Following these suggestions can help your child’s lungs to re-expand, improve alertness, and improve recovery time.</li> <li>If your child needs extra help, the physiotherapist may come to work with them.</li> </ul><h2>Positioning your child during in-hospital recovery</h2><p>After heart surgery, it is important that your child be repositioned throughout the day to ensure that their lungs stay well expanded and free of mucous. This will also help them to recover their movement. While your child is still in the hospital, they will need to be repositioned approximately every two hours.</p><p>When you first reposition your child, it is important to ask your nurse for assistance. The nurse will make you aware of specific precautions related to your child’s status. This will help you to feel more comfortable, and ensure that you are following the activity restrictions after surgery.</p><p>Good positions at this time include turning your child onto their side, onto their back, holding them in your arms, and placing them into an infant seat. This will help your child recover sooner so that they can go home.</p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_baby_lay_side_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Lay your child on their side.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Placing your child in an infant seat will help to improve their alertness and overall recovery. Your nurse will advise you when it is safe to move to this stage.</p><p>As the number of infant seats available in the hospital is limited, <em>we strongly encourage parents to bring their own</em>.</p><p>If your child is too big for an infant seat, their physiotherapist can provide you with a more appropriate seating option.</p> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_infant_seat_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Put your child in an infant seat to help them recover faster.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Normal development and play</h2> <p>Once your child has gone through the initial phases of recovery, and they are able to be more active, parents are encouraged to incorporate age-appropriate activity as part of normal development.</p> <p>If your child is still in the hospital during this time, bring in a few of your child’s favorite toys to help them feel more comfortable. Toys can include rattles, infant rings, soothers, cause-and-effect toys, blankets, soft toys, etc.</p> <p>Regardless of whether you are at home or in hospital, follow the activity restriction guidelines outlined below:</p> <h3>Up to two weeks after surgery</h3> <ul> <li>Avoid tummy time to allow the chest wound to heal.</li> <li>Avoid activities that might disturb the wound. After two weeks, lying on the tummy is encouraged for normal development. </li> </ul> <h3>Up to 6 weeks after surgery</h3> <ul> <li>Avoid lifting your child from under their arms. Instead, lift under their bottom and around the back of the shoulders, supporting their head as needed. Avoid pulling your child up by their arms during this period. </li> <li>Check with your doctor to know whether any other restrictions are in place after surgery. </li> <li>Refer to the article <a href="/Article?contentid=1212&language=English">After heart surgery: Caring for your child</a> for more details. </li> </ul> <figure> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_baby_hold_underarm_EN.jpg" alt="" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Do not lift your child from under their arms.</figcaption> </figure> <h2>If your child needs extra help, the physiotherapist will work with your child</h2> <p>After the operation, these suggestions may be enough to help your child get better. However, some children have trouble expanding their lungs, or cannot get rid of mucus on their own. If your child is having trouble, their physiotherapist will need to work with them to help re-expand the lungs and loosen the mucus. </p>physioafterheartsurgeryhttps://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/IMD_infant_seat_EN.jpgPhysiotherapy after heart surgery: Recommendations for infants and toddlers

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