Even though a number of new antiemetic drugs have become available in the past two decades, chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) remains among the top three complaints of patients undergoing chemotherapy. Excellent progress has been made in the prevention of acute-onset CINV, but delayed CINV remains a problem. Nurses should understand the various medications available and be aware of the underlying pharmacology of these drugs in order to manage CINV most successfully.
On completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the physiologic mechanisms of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV)
- List three actions that can help to manage CINV
- Describe three CAM modalities that are helpful in managing CINV
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CE for Nurses
This continuing nursing education activity is provided by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation (NPHF).
NPHF is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
This educational activity for 0.75 contact hours is provided by The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation.
Donald R. Fleming, MD
Cancer Care Center, Davis Memorial Hospital
Elkins, West Virginia
Donald R. Fleming, MD, reported no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity.
Planners, reviewers, and staff
Fiona J. Shannon, MHS, FNP; Phyllis Arn Zimmer, MN, FNP, FAAN; Tanya Gregory, PhD; Kristen Childress, DNP, ARNP and Connie Morrison-Hoogstede, MN, ARNP, AOCNP, reported no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CE activity.
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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity does not contain discussion of any published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.
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Co-sponsored by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation and Haymarket Media Inc.
To obtain credit, a score of 80% or better is required. This CNE is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the posttest survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME.com within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.
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266-MHz Pentium II; Windows 98 or higher; 64 MB RAM; 800 x 600 screen resolution
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MACINTOSH® SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
Power Mac g3 at 300 MHz; System 8.5 or higher (excluding Mac OSX); 96 MB RAM; 20
MB minimum hard disk space available; 800 x 600 screen resolution set to “Thousands
of Colors”; Macromedia Flash Player 6 or higher.