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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Palliative Care of Nausea and Vomiting


Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Palliative Care of Nausea and Vomiting

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Ellyn Lee, MD
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
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Palliative Care of Nausea and Vomiting is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this issue of Elder Care, you should be able to...

  1. Describe an approach for quantifying the severity of a patient’s nausea and vomiting (N/V)
  2. Describe how to select medications for treatment of N/V based on receptor class
  3. List non‐pharmacological treatments for palliative care of N/V
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Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."

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Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
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No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Dr. Ellyn Lee. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Palliative Care of Nausea and Vomiting. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from:
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