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Resident Orientation Manual

Produced by Galveston Shriners Burn Hospital and
The University of Texas Medical Branch Blocker Burn Unit.
Contributors:  Sally Abston MD, Patricia Blakeney PhD, Manubhai Desai MD,
Patricia Edgar RN, CIC,John P Heggers PhD, David N Herndon MD,
Marsha Hildreth RD, Ray J Nichols Jr. MD

 

POST-OPERATIVE MANAGEMENT OF NAUSEA IN RECONSTRUCTION PATIENTS

PACU Nausea Management ONLY --

1)  Ondansetron (Zofran) dose:  0.15 mg/kg/dose up to 4 mg/dose if needed

2)  Droperidol dose:  0.005 - 0.05 mg/kg/dose IV q4-6h if needed

 

Reconstruction Unit Nausea Management --

1)  Trimethobenzamide (Tigan) dose:  5 mg/kg/dose PO or PR q6-8h if needed

2)  Promethazine (Phenergan) dose:  0.25mg - 1mg/kg/dose IV, PO, PR q6h if needed

 

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