Calling Guidelines for Transplant Recipients
This informs you when to go to the Emergency Room (ER), when to use the on call person, and when to call during regular business hours. Also included is a partial list of medicines to avoid taking after your transplant.
8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 am – 4 pm Thursday
Go to the nearest ER if you feel you need to see a doctor or you feel you may have any of these symptoms:
• Chest tightness or chest pain
• High blood pressure with headache or vomiting
• Severe or worse pain
• Bleeding that won’t stop
• Unable to take meds for 24 hours
• Strokes or seizures
• Have a hard time breathing
• Vomiting or diarrhea that won’t stop
• You are confused
• Coma or passed out
The ER or urgent care doctor can contact the transplant doctor on call if necessary. The phone number is (608) 263-6400.
Urgent concerns for the on call coordinator:
• Temperature greater than 100.5° F
• Blood in urine or you have trouble going
• Problems with drains
• Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea greater than 24 hours
Partial list of calls that should be dealt with during regular office hours:
• Routine medicine refills – plan ahead
• Blood drawing mailing kits
• Lab results
• Change or cancel clinic appointment, call (608) 262-5420
• Over the counter medicine questions
• Sleep problems
This is a list of medicines that the transplant doctors prefer you not to take until you discuss with your coordinator. Make copies for yourself and family members to use when the need arises.
• St. Johns Wort
• NSAIDS/ Advil®/ Motrin®/ Ibuprofen/ Aleve®/ Celebrex®
• Black Cohosh
In order to give the best possible patient care we would like for you to follow these guidelines. If you have further questions please contact the transplant office during office hours at (608)263-1384.
The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
Last Updated: 08/20/2013
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