Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

CPDTime.
43m
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Details
CPD43m of CPD
First Published
Updated29 August 2021
Expires 29 August 2022
Recorded InSydney, Australia

Course Overview

Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a common issue for patients after surgery. This Ausmed Course shares essential knowledge about the principles of managing postoperative nausea and vomiting, including commonly used medications. For further information on treatment options for nausea and vomiting, including those not associated with PONV, view Nausea and Vomiting Treatment Options.

Topics
  • Identifying high-risk patients
  • Principles of managing postoperative nausea and vomiting
  • Common medications used in postoperative nausea and vomiting
Need

Postoperative nausea and vomiting proves to be a significant concern for patients after surgery. While healthcare professionals are generally familiar with the management of postoperative nausea and vomiting, evidence shows many benefits from staying up-to-date with current best-practice guidelines. Knowing the appropriate medications used in postoperative nausea and vomiting will enhance confidence and allow for better patient care during this period.

Purpose

The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to provide healthcare professionals with up-to-date information on the management of postoperative nausea and vomiting for patients.

Learning Outcomes
  • Apply knowledge of pathophysiology and patient risk factors to assist with the care of patients experiencing postoperative nausea and vomiting.
  • Increase knowledge of the medications used for a patient experiencing postoperative nausea and vomiting.
Target Audience

All healthcare professionals who provide care to patients in a postoperative environment.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Details
CPD43m of CPD
First Published
Updated29 August 2021
Expires
29 August 2022
Recorded InSydney, Australia
Learning Tools
Topics
Clinical Assessment
Medications
Perianaesthesia
Perioperative
Surgical
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