Postoperative Nausea & Vomiting Guidelines 

Adapted from Anesth Analg. August 2020 - Volume 131 - Issue 2 - p 411-448

General Principles

  • All patients should be assessed for risk of PONV

  • General principles:

    • Risk reduction

    • Prophylaxis

    • Treatment

  • Multimodal PONV management strategy should take into account:

    • Patient’s choice

    • Cost-effectiveness 

    • Preexisting conditions (risk of prolonged QT, Parkinson’s, closed-angle glaucoma, etc)

  • PONV management is an important part of Enhanced Recovery Pathways

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