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Answering the Call - May 2020 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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7 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A Y 2 0 2 0 Alternative Ways to Prevent PONV All-natural therapies and products can lower the risk of the common complication all patients dread. P ost-operative nausea and vomiting is the last thing patients who've just had surgery need to deal with. Whether PONV is caused by anxiety, a bad reaction to anesthesia or both, it's easier to prevent than it is to treat. Common medications used to combat PONV, however, have side effects of their own. Thankfully, there are several simple and effective remedies you can use to stop that queasy feeling before it starts. • Mindful relaxation. Patients aren't always nauseous post-opera- tively because they're having a physical reaction to the anesthesia or are re-awakening to the anxiety they're feeling because of the surgery. Mary Jo Corley, RN, BSN, MAC, RAC, DIP | Media, Pa. • UNDER PRESSURE Manipulating an acupoint near the wrist is an effective way to control post-operative nausea and vomiting.

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