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The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) endorse the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses’ (ASPAN) evidence based clinical practice guideline for the prevention and/or management of Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting (PONV) /Post Discharge Nausea and Vomiting (PDNV)

Cherry Hill, New Jersey – September 26, 2006 – The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) announces that the Boards of Directors of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) and the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) have endorsed ASPAN’s comprehensive, evidenced based clinical practice Guideline for the Prevention and/or Management of PONV/PDNV.

Consensus based decision making techniques were used to establish multi-disciplinary, multi-modal evidence based recommendations regarding risk factor identification and stratification, traditional, and complementary treatment modalities. Areas of needed research were also identified and prioritized. Translation of these guidelines into practice should improve health outcomes in adult surgical patients. 

ASPAN organized a panel consisting of 18 multi-disciplinary, multi-specialty experts to review and analyze the evidence related to the prevention and/or management of PONV/PDNV.  Heading the team were Vallire Hooper, MSN, RN, CPAN, and Marguerite Murphy, DNP, RN, who worked vehemently for over a year to have their vision come to fruition.

To read the guideline please click here.

About the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
The American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) is the international professional specialty nursing organization representing the interests of over 55,000 nurses practicing in preanesthesia and postanesthesia care, ambulatory surgery, and pain management. 

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877-737-9696, ext. 15

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