Journal article

The Nurse's Role in Managing Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting An International Survey

Meinir Krishnasamy, Winnie Kwok-Wei So, Patsy Yates, Luz Esperanza Ayala de Calvo, Rachid Annab, Tami Wisniewski, Sanchia Aranda

Cancer Nursing | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Nurses play a substantial role in the prevention and management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV). OBJECTIVES: This study set out to describe nurses' roles in the prevention and management of CINV and to identify any gaps that exist across countries. METHODS: A self-reported survey was completed by 458 registered nurses who administered chemotherapy to cancer patients in Australia, China, Hong Kong, and 9 Latin American countries. RESULTS: More than one-third of participants regarded their own knowledge of CINV as fair to poor. Most participants (>65%) agreed that chemotherapy-induced nausea and chemotherapy-induced vomiting should be considered separately (79%),..

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