Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

CPDTime.
43m
Cover image for: Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting
Accreditation Badge

The Ausmed Education Learning Centre is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation

Provider Number PO342.

Details
CPD43m of CPD
First Published
Updated04 December 2022
Expires 28 June 2024
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
  1. Apply knowledge of pathophysiology and patient risk factors to assist with the care of patients experiencing postoperative nausea and vomiting.
  2. 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.

Educators

Presented by
educator profile image
Suzanne Querruel View profile
Suzanne Querruel is an associate lecturer at Charles Sturt University and a nurse educator with a particular expertise in perianaesthesia nursing. She has taught at a wide variety of tertiary institutions, tutoring and lecturing at the Bachelor of Nursing program for Western Sydney University and coordinating the Westmead Private Hospital anaesthetic program. Suzanne is passionate about advancing the perioperative nursing field.
Peer reviewed by
Details
CPD time43m
First Published
Updated04 December 2022
Expires
28 June 2024
Recorded InSydney, Australia
Learning Tools
Topics
Clinical Assessment
Medications
Perianaesthesia
Perioperative
Surgical
Related Learning Hubs
Content Integrity

New Aged Care Training Passport

Learn more
Image for Aged Care Quality StandardsFree
Aged Care Quality Standards
CPDTime.resource
25m
Image for Fire Safety in Residential Aged CareFree
Fire Safety in Residential Aged Care
CPDTime.resource
23m
Updated
Image for Minimising Restrictive Practices in Aged CareFree
Minimising Restrictive Practices in Aged Care
CPDTime.resource
25m
Image for Infection Prevention and ControlFree
Infection Prevention and Control
CPDTime.resource
28m
Image for Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)Free
Serious Incident Response Scheme (SIRS)
CPDTime.resource
40m
Image for Work Health and SafetyFree
Work Health and Safety
CPDTime.resource
30m
Image for Open Disclosure and ApologyFree
Open Disclosure and Apology
CPDTime.resource
22m