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Postanesthesia Recovery

Besides fear of surgical recall, patients are also
frequently worried about the postanesthetic recovery
period.  Often mentioned are concerns about surgical
pain, postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), and
uncomfortable shivering.  While surgical pain is highly
subjective and needs to be tailored to each patient and
procedure, there is a large number of studies and
guidelines for treating PONV and shivering.  Here are
just a few samples to get you started.

Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

Practice Guidelines for Postanesthetic Care The official
ASA guidelines for treating everything from PONV to
shivering to urinary retention.

PONV A Review  An easy to understand article reviewing

The Relationship Between Patient Risk Factors and
Nausea An abstract discussing risk factors for early and
late PONV
. Anesthesia & Analgesia

Antiemetic Prophylaxis For Postdischarge Nausea and
Vomiting An abstract comparing single vs. multidrug
treatments of PONV
Anesthesia & Analgesia

Impact of Current Antiemetic Practices on High Risk
Patients An abstract comparing multidrug treatments in
patients at high risk for PONV
Anesthesia & Analgesia

New Therapies for PONV Review from the ASA. ASA

wikiHow An illustrated guide for performing acupressure
to help with nausea.

Wrist Acupressure Prevents Nausea A site with multiple
links to this subject
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