You should be able to:

  • Define postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV)
  • Summarise the adverse consequences of PONV
  • Explain the risk factors for developing PONV
  • Describe commonly used scoring systems to predict the likelihood of PONV
  • Outline strategies used for the prevention of PONV and describe when each may be used
  • Summarise drugs that may be used in the prevention of PONV and their correct manner of administration