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61 Nausea and Vomiting in Advanced Cancer: Evaluation of the Impact of Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hospice Inpatients
  1. Sarah Yardley, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine and PhD Student in Medical Education,
  2. Katie Hobson, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine,
  3. Sarah Wenham, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine and
  4. David Waterman, Specialist Registrar in Palliative Medicine
  1. Keele Medical School, Keele University, Staffs
  2. St Ann’s Hospice, Worsley, Manchester
  3. Bolton Hospice, Bolton

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Introduction: Nausea and vomiting are often under-recognised, although causes can be determined and symptoms controlled in 80% of cancer patients. Management should be mechanistic with antiemetic choice based on pharmacological evidence. Aim: To evaluate the impact of clinical practice guidelines for managing nausea and vomiting, in a multi-site hospice (total beds 58), by comparing practice to evidence-based standards. Methods: A total of 40 …

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