Beth Sandy points out what nurses should keep in mind when managing a patient with cancer's chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
Beth Sandy, CRNP, a nurse practitioner at the Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Medicine, discusses important things for nurses to remember when treating patients experiencing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV).
Sandy emphasizes following NCCN guidelines for treatment of CINV, and being aware of all the drugs as more have become available in recent years. Most important is that nurses know the options for treatments, know the toxicities of the particular chemotherapy they're working with as well as the toxicities of the antiemetic. This includes that financial aspect of the agent.