Keep head of bed up at least 30 degrees (unless contraindicated, e.g. risk for skin breakdown) Do deep breathing and coughing (Use an incentive spirometer if indicated) Sit up on the edge of the bed as soon as you can and/or ask to sit in a chair for meals Walk 1 to 3 times every day. If you have a urinary catheter, ask if it can be removed. If pain prevents you from getting up, ask for pain relief medication. Clean your teeth and your mouth twice a day. Adapted from FH NSQIP team October 2013 The information in this document is intended solely for the person to whom it was given by the health care team.