Managing Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting with the Transdermal Scopolamine Patch
The purpose of this course is to stress the importance of managing postoperative nausea and vomiting in the surgical setting, mainly focusing on the Transdermal Scopolamine Patch.

Course Publication Date: July 19, 2010

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Melanie Martel
Course No:MPN071410
Contact Hours:1.00
Category:Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues

NOTE: The course expired on 12/31/2014.

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Learning Objectives
  • List the risk factors and surgical factors that are common predictors of PONV
  • List the benefits of using the scope patch preoperatively
  • Identify the contraindications with usage of the scope patch
  • List side effects of the scopolamine patch
  • Explain the importance of managing postoperative nausea and vomiting with surgical patients


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