Identification of Risk Factors for Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in the Perianesthesia Adult Patient

Marguerite Murphy, Vallire D. Hooper, Ellen Sullivan, Theresa Clifford, Christian C. Apfel

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Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a common and potentially debilitating complication of surgery. The preoperative assessment of PONV using established risk assessment tools enables the identification of patients at risk and potentially decreases the incidence of PONV in adult surgical patients. The identification of risk factors associated with PONV and the factors that are independent predictors of PONV preoperatively can facilitate the effective prophylactic treatment and management of PONV in adult surgical patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)377-384
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Perianesthesia Nursing
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006


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  • Medical–Surgical

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