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Queasy Feeling - April 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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4 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 7 A case of post-operative nausea and vomiting is bound to leave a bad taste in a patient's mouth, proverbially speaking, even if her surgery is a complete success. From my experience, patients rank PONV as one of the most distressing aftereffects of surgery, even more so than post-operative pain. That's why I consider preventing PONV my PONV Prevention 5 Steps to Post-operative nausea and vomiting is one of surgery's most unwanted side effects. Here's how to keep patients' stomachs settled. Edna Ma, MD | Beverly Hills, Calif. • NOTHING'S WORSE Nearly one-fourth (24%) of surgical patients dread post- operative nausea and vomiting more than post-op pain or the IV start, according to the 313 readers Outpatient Surgery surveyed last month. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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