Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

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Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS


Post-Operative, Vomiting, Apfel, Nausea, Anesthesia, Prophylaxis

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Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


The purpose of this evidence-based poster is to discuss post-operative nausea and vomiting in the adult population undergoing surgery. Post-operative nausea and vomiting is a common concern for patients and providers, a common complication of surgery, and leading cause of unexpected hospital admission of ambulatory care patients. Post-operative nausea and vomiting also increases healthcare costs and causes decreased patient satisfaction as it creates additional discomfort for the surgical patient. The goal of this poster is to discuss common pathophysiology and significance of post-operative nausea and vomiting, signs and symptoms, risk factors for developing post-operative nausea and vomiting, pre-operative/intra-operative/post-operative treatment strategies, high risk medications that can cause post-operative nausea and vomiting, increased risks and complications to the patient that might arise after developing post-operative nausea and vomiting, and recommendations and implications for nursing care.

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Nursing Commons



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