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Lifestyle issues, patient concerns, and devices 

Lifestyle issues, patient concerns, and devices
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Lifestyle issues, patient concerns, and devices
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Jonathan Timperley

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199687831.003.0016
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date: 23 October 2019

This chapter covers patient education about implants, including management of wound care, indications for seeking medical attention, and what to do in the event of shocks. Fitness to drive regulations in the UK are described, including for group 1 and group 2 licences. Questions that will commonly be asked by patients with a newly implanted device are answered to aid patient understanding, and finally the procedure in the case of an inappropriate shock are discussed.

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