National Prescribing Curriculum

Post operative pain and vomiting

Provide care for Rita, a patient recovering on the ward who is experiencing pain and nausea after an open cholecystectomy.

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Post operative pain and vomiting
 

About

The National Prescribing Curriculum (NPC) is a series of interactive case-based modules that encourage confident and rational prescribing. The modules follow a stepwise approach as outlined in the WHO's Guide to Good Prescribing.

In this module you will provide care for Rita, a patient recovering on the ward who is experiencing pain and nausea after an open cholecystectomy.

 

Learning objectives

On completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • locate medicines information on available classes of analgesics and antiemetics
  • identify factors which increase a patient’s risk of developing postsurgical nausea and pain
  • determine therapeutic goals in the management of postoperative symptoms
  • prescribe appropriate pharmacological treatment options to manage postoperative nausea and vomiting
  • prescribe appropriate pharmacological treatment options to manage analgesia postoperatively.
 

Resources

Prescribing Competencies Framework
The Prescribing Competencies Framework describes the competencies that health professionals require to prescribe medicines judiciously, appropriately, safely and effectively in the Australian healthcare system