Nausea and Vomiting
Last Reviewed: November 12, 2015
What You’ll Learn
- Define the prevalence of nausea and vomiting among people with serious illness and its impact on quality of life
- Describe the importance of neurobiological pathways and how antiemetics work to block them
- Develop strategies to reduce the impact and suffering from nausea and vomiting for patients and their caregivers
What You’ll Earn
After completing the course, you’ll earn a Verification of Attendance certificate.
CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits:
- Case Management: 1.00 CE
- Medicine: 0.75 CME, 0.75 ABIM MOC (Medical Knowledge Only)
- 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.download
Symptom Management Glossary
Key terms related to symptom management. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.download
References: Nausea and Vomiting
Course citations. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2017.download
NIH’s National Center of Complementary and Integrative Health
Online lookup on the emetic properties of common herbal remedies and vitamins.view
Fast Fact #5: The Causes of Nausea and Vomiting (V.O.M.I.T.)
Causes of nauasea and vomiting, and mechanism-based treatment approaches.view
Fast Fact #25: Opioids And Nausea
Mechanisms of opioid-induced nausea and appraches to management.view
Fast Fact #285: Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting
Guidelines for treatment of chemotherapy-indiced nasuea and vomiting.view
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.
Amy Case, MD, FAAHPM. Associate Professor of Oncology, Chair, Department of Supportive Care.*
Melissa Bakar, MD. Assistant Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.*
Linda Pang, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
*indicates ABIM Peer Reviewer
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