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Patient information on post-operative sickness

23 August 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To determine the amount of information patients received on post-operative nausea and vomiting and whether this could be improved. Method A convenience sample of...

Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting in the young person with cancer

01 October 2005

Cancer Nursing Practice

Clinical

Nausea and vomiting are among the most distressing adverse effects of cancer chemotherapy. In the past ten years considerable advances in the prevention of...

Emergency management of hyperemesis gravidarum

09 July 2012

Emergency Nurse

Feature

Most pregnant women experience morning sickness during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. Often, the symptoms are mild, but recurring, nausea and vomiting; but the...

Managing post-operative nausea and vomiting

20 June 2001

Nursing Standard

CPD

Post-operative nausea and vomiting leads to unnecessary suffering for many surgical patients. Improved nursing management can help prevent and better treat this...

Cyclical vomiting syndrome: diagnosis, causes and treatment

10 February 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Cyclical vomiting syndrome (CVS) is a disorder of unknown cause. Patients experience episodes of sudden violent vomiting that last from a few hours to a few days,...

Assessing the risk of post-operative nausea and vomiting

02 January 2013

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) is a common complication for many surgical patients, causing anxiety and distress. Evidence suggests that nursing practice...

Post-operative nausea and vomiting: a survey of nurses’ knowledge

23 February 2000

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Many patients experience the discomfort of post-operative nausea and vomiting. This article reports on a survey to find out just how much nurses know about relieving...

The management of nausea and vomiting in palliative care

03 November 2004

Nursing Standard

CPD

For patients with terminal illness, nausea and vomiting can be very distressing symptoms and can have a negative effect on their quality of life. This article...

Diagnosing and treating cannabinoid hyperemesis

07 December 2015

Emergency Nurse

Art & Science

Cannabinoid hyperemesis is a newly emerging syndrome that manifests as intractable nausea and vomiting in people who regularly smoke cannabis. The signs and symptoms...

Control of nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy

01 October 2013

Cancer Nursing Practice

Art & Science

Cytotoxic drugs are a mainstay of cancer treatment, but their unpleasant side effects, including nausea and vomiting, are well documented. Antiemetic strategies have...