Surgery—postoperative complications and common problems
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Randolph Pearson, MD, FAAFP, FACSM, is a Professor in the Michigan State University (MSU) Department of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education for the College of Human Medicine, both in East Lansing. He is the Senior Associate Director of the Sparrow/MSU Family Medicine Residency, Director of the MSU Sports Medicine Fellowship, and team physician for MSU Football. Dr. Pearson is also a faculty member of the National Family Medicine Board Review course.

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You are conducting a preoperative assessment on a 48-year-old woman who is scheduled for an elective hysterectomy. The patient has no history of previous surgery. She states that she regularly experiences motion sickness while riding in a car.

Which of the following strategies would be most appropriate to minimize her risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting?

No antiemetic agent is indicated because she has no previous history of receiving anesthesia.

Ondansetron 4 mg should be given 2 hours before the surgery.

Ondansetron 4 mg should be given at the end of the surgery.

Ondansetron 4 mg plus an additional antiemetic agent should be given at the end of the surgery.

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