What You’ll Learn

Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms of serious illness and can cause dangerous complications. After completing this course, learners will be equipped with practical skills to identify, manage, and reduce these symptoms.

Learning outcomes for this course include:

  1. Describe and define the prevalence of nausea and vomiting among seriously ill patients and its impact on quality of life
  2. Identify the four neurobiological emetic pathways and which antiemetic category will manage it.
  3. Describe appropriate antiemetic therapies for intractable nausea and vomiting.
  4. Discuss the evidence for complementary health approaches for the treatment of nausea and vomiting.
  5. Describe the newer therapies in the treatment of nausea and vomiting including: synthetic medical cannabis, medical marijuana, CBD, and neurokinin- 1 receptor antagonists.

What You’ll Earn

Only CAPC members who are logged in can earn the following free Continuing Education Credits:

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • Case Management: 1.25 CE
  • Nursing: 1.00 CNE, 0.50 Pharmacotherapy
  • Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)
  • Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)

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Tools & Resources

Drug Classes and Medications for Treatment of Nausea and Vomiting

Mechanisms, indications, and side effects for commonly used entiemetic medications. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2023.

Symptom Management Glossary

Key terms related to symptom management. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2023.

References: Nausea and Vomiting in Patients with Serious Illness

Course citations. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2023.

NIH’s National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health

Online lookup on the emetic properties of common herbal remedies and vitamins.

Fast Fact #5: The Causes of Nausea and Vomiting (V.O.M.I.T.)

Causes of nauasea and vomiting, and mechanism-based treatment approaches.

Fast Fact #25: Opioids And Nausea

Mechanisms of opioid-induced nausea and appraches to management.

Fast Fact #285: Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Guidelines for treatment of chemotherapy-indiced nasuea and vomiting.

Sean M. Marks, MD. Associate Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin.

Brittany Chambers, MPH, MCHES. Associate Director of Education, Center to Advance Palliative Care.

Brynne Hunter, MSIT. Education Technology Project Manager, Center to Advance Palliative Care.

Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM. Palliative Care, Fairview Health Services, University of Minnesota Medical School.

Lolita Melhado, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC. Family Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care, Gulf Coast Medical Center - Lee Memorial Health System.

Philip Higgins, PhD, LICSW. President, Lighthouse Counseling of Salem, Inc.

Karl Bezak, MD. Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh (UPMC).*

Nora Brennan, RN. Cardiology, University of Pennsylvania Hospital System.

Dara Duncan, RN. Hospice and Palliative Care Registered Nurse, Wiener Family Palliative Care Unit
Mount Sinai Hospital.

Gabrielle Langmann, MD. Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Master’s of Science in Medical Education Candidate, University of Pittsburgh.*

Ayla Pelleg, MD. Assistant Professor, Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

*indicates ABIM Peer Reviewer

Contact information: For answers to frequently asked questions about CAPC courses, read the Online Course FAQ. For technical questions about course activity, email [email protected]. For questions about continuing education credits, contact 201-957-0077.

Provided by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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