Consider Combining Antiemetics in Patients With Multiple PONV Risk Factors

Hospitals will focus on PREVENTION of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) to improve patient satisfaction.

Up to 30% of all surgical cases are complicated by PONV...and some surgical patients fear PONV even more than pain.

Use a tool such as the Apfel scoring system to identify patients at highest risk...females, nonsmokers, those under age 50, those with a history of PONV or motion sickness, etc.

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