Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 7-3-2016

Document Type

Project

Course Number

5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan

Keywords

PONV, Anesthesia Providers, Multimodal approach, Vomiting Center, Preventative PONV

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is any nausea or vomiting that follows immediately after and up to 48 hours post surgery. PONV is common complaint from patients and has many serious consequences to the patient and hospital. There are several risk factors that make a patient more susceptible to experiencing PONV. Using a multimodal approach to work on all receptors involved with the vomiting reflex will help decrease the chances of the patient getting PONV. There are several implications for anesthesia providers to decrease PONV with their patients.

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Nursing Commons

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