Current review on postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV)

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PONV remains a problem for many patients. Key risk factors for PONV are: female gender, opioid use, no smoking and a history of PONV/motion sickness. 5HT3 antagonists are well suited for first line agents due to their high efficacy and good side-effect profile. Combination therapy significantly improves efficacy. Generally, agents that fail for prophylaxis should not be repeated for rescue.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-52
Number of pages16
JournalCurrent Reviews for Nurse Anesthetists
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nurse Assisting
  • Medical–Surgical


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