Combine Antiemetics and Peri-Op Strategies for PONV Prophylaxis
You’ll see postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) prevention highlighted in enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) protocols.
Continue to assess traditional PONV risk factors...such as female sex, nonsmoker, history of PONV or motion sickness, or post-op opioids.
Also think about the type of surgery. For example, laparoscopic, bariatric, and gynecologic surgeries are more likely to cause PONV.