Abstract

    Open Access Research Article Article ID: JSSR-5-171

    Antiemetic prescribing patterns for post-operative surgical patients

    Van N Tran1*, Brennan J Fitzpatrick1, Stefanie N Edwards2, Emily J Ferraro2, Federica Marafi oti2, Thi Nguyen2, Alia Rafhi2, On Na Lam2 and Vincent Chan2

    Background: Post-operative nausea and vomiting is a common occurrence amongst surgical patients. Anecdotal reports suggest antiemetic prescribing patterns to be an area for improvement.

    Aim: To report the most commonly prescribed antiemetic agents in a major tertiary teaching hospital in Australia; and to assess medication dosage and compared to the current national and international guidelines with recommended multimodal therapies.

    Methods: A retrospective analysis from patients’ electronic medical fi les of patients admitted under a surgical unit that underwent operative management during a four week period was conducted.

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    Published on: Jul 11, 2019 Pages: 51-55

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-2968.000071
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