Postdischarge nausea and vomiting: A review of current literature

Jan Odom-Forren, Debra K. Moser

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Postoperative nausea and vomiting continues to occur in approximately one-third of patients who have surgery despite newer medications and emerging guidelines for care. There is a paucity of literature that relates to patients who experience postdischarge nausea and vomiting after outpatient surgery. The purpose of this article is to review the current knowledge in the area of postdischarge nausea and vomiting. The findings were that the problems with postdischarge nausea and vomiting (PDNV) have not been as thoroughly assessed and evaluated as nausea and vomiting immediately postsurgery. More research needs to be conducted in this population, as the rate of surgeries performed in this setting will only increase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-105
Number of pages7
JournalAmbulatory Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 2005


  • Ambulatory surgery
  • Postdischarge nausea and vomiting (PDNV)
  • Postoperative complication
  • Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medical–Surgical
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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