Postop nausea: Rx

Basic, Clinical Sciences: Anesthesia Procedures, Methods, and Techniques, Generic Clinical Sciences

The goal is to ideally prevent (or at least minimize) PONV before it happens, if possible by assessing PONV risk factors, medication prophylaxis (e.g. dexamethasone, scopolamine, ondansetron), and/or modify anesthetic plan if appropriate (e.g. regional anesthetic, TIVA/modified TIVA, etc.). Once PONV occurs, rescue meds can include the following (see table).

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85%

Answered correctly

2020

Year asked

54%

Answered correctly

2018

Year asked

74%

Answered correctly

2012

Year asked