Patient Care and Monitoring CINV

Monitoring

• Using a visual analogue or numerical rating scale (0 to 10), have the patient rate the severity of nausea (assess nausea first, then move on to emesis)

• Daily, ask about the number of emesis episodes in the last 24 hours

• Assess scheduled and breakthrough medication adherence Counsel the patient regarding his or her antiemetics

• Explain which drugs are taken as prophylaxis to prevent nausea and vomiting, and which are taken as needed to treat it

• Have the patient journal when a dose is taken in relation to the chemotherapy. Encourage journaling the severity and frequency of nausea, vomiting, diet and anti-emetic adherence

• Discuss expected/common side effects of antiemetic medications

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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