Acta Scientific Nutritional Health

Research ArticleVolume 2 Issue 1

Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) Rates Following the Introduction of an Enhanced Protocol in Patients Undergoing an Elective Primary Lower Limb Arthroplasty

AS Jessel* and T Selvaraj

Warwick Hospital, South Warwick NHS Foundation Trust, Warwick, UK

*Corresponding Author: AS Jessel, Warwick Hospital, South Warwick NHS Foundation Trust, Warwick, UK.

Received: October 04, 2017; Published: December 07, 2017

Citation: AS Jessel and T Selvaraj. “Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) Rates Following the Introduction of an Enhanced Protocol in Patients Undergoing an Elective Primary Lower Limb Arthroplasty”. Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 2.1 (2018).

Abstract

  According to the NJR, approximately 160,000 lower limb joint replacements are performed annually, with local data demonstrating a 4-fold rise in cases over 10 years [1].

  The AAGBI advocates multidisciplinary, protocol-driven integrated pathways to effectively manage such patients.

  Enhanced Recovery theory has highlighted this notion [3], and this audit has focused on one aspect of minimising and addressing PONV, which is still prevalent and impactful to patient’s overall experience and recovery.

Keywords: Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV); Lower Limb; Arthroplasty

Copyright: © 2018 AS Jessel and T Selvaraj. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



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