Clinical guideline on nausea posted on-line

The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses has produced an evidence-based, multidisciplinary, multimodal approach to preventing and treating postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV).

The clinical guideline was developed by a panel of 18 experts who reviewed and analyzed published evidence related to PONV prevention and management. The guideline's recommendations address identification of risk factors, traditional treatment modalities such as pharmacology, hydration and NPO status, and complementary treatment modalities such as acustimulation and aromatherapy.

To see a copy of the guideline go to www.aspan.org. Under the "Clinical Practice" heading on the top navigational bar, select "PONV/PDNV guideline." At the bottom of the page, click on "PONV/ PDNV Guidelines."