Chemotherapy Related Nausea and Vomiting

This case-based course focuses on chemotherapy related nausea and vomiting and is based on the Antiemetics: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology on September 26, 2011. The course discusses the risk factors associated with nausea and emesis and addresses general information related to patient questions, including dietary and treatment recommendations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify clinical situations where chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) occur and recommend, as appropriate, the use of this therapy to patients.
  • Enhance awareness of the need to prevent treatment related to nausea and emesis and apply knowledge to improve the quality of life for patients with serious and life-threatening disease.
  • Discuss risk factors associated with nausea and emesis for patients undergoing antineoplastic therapy and apply knowledge to improve patient care.
  • Apply appropriate treatment and dietary recommendations to reduce vomiting and nausea in patients undergoing antineoplastic therapy.

CME Credit is available for this course.

ACGME Competencies Addressed: Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning & Improvement, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism

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