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).