Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

7-25-2018

Document Type

Project

Course Number

5330-OL1

Course Name

Nursing

Professor’s Name

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

Keywords

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

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

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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