- Monday, April 13, 2009
- P6- acupressure stimulation versus Haloperidol in the prevention of post operative nausea & vomiting& pain followed pediatric tonsillectomy
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Postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV) & pain are among the most unpleasant experiences associated with surgery and are the most common reasons for poor patient satisfaction in the postoperative period. This study is to evaluate the antiemetic efficacy of Wristband (Acupressure band) versus using Haloperidol as an antiemetic drug when applied before the induction of anesthesia for children aged 3-18 years old. A prospective, randomized, double-blind study design will be used on 80 patients, to compare the prophylactic acustimulation treatment schedules. All patients received a standardized general anesthetic. The study occurred in the operation department at a governmental hospital in Nablus (single-centered). The incidence of vomiting/retching and pain also the need for rescue antiemetics and analgesics were determined at specific time intervals for up to 24 hrs after surgery.
Other outcome variables assessed included discharge times (for outpatients), resumption of normal activities of daily living, antiemetic response rate, and patient satisfaction with acupressure therapy.
One of the key points in improving postoperative pain management is the regular assessment and documentation of pain. Self-assessment, in fact, is the single most reliable indicator of the existence and the intensity of pain and the efficacy of treatment.
Prepared by: Ahmad Ajayeb
Supervised by: Dr. Aidah Alkaissi
Miss Najwa Subuh