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Post-Operative Nausea and Vomiting: Barriers and Challenges


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During this podcast, speakers describe post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) risk stratification and synthesize the latest PONV guidelines to guide appropriate medications and non-pharmacologic therapies. They also explore the consequences of PONV and its effects on both the patient and the healthcare system.


Vicki BasalygaVicki Basalyga, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCPPS, is the Director for the Section of Clinical Specialists and Scientists. In this role Vicki serves as an information resource and provides guidance to ASHP members regarding science and scientific developments affecting pharmacy practice in health systems. She serves as secretary to the Section executive committee and coordinates activities to accomplish the objectives established by the Section. Additionally, Vicki has assumed the position of Council Secretary for the ASHP's Council on Therapeutics.

Vicki received her Doctor of Pharmacy from Duquesne University and completed an ASHP accredited PGY1 at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Vicki is also a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and a Board Certified Pediatric Pharmacotherapy Specialist.

Prior to her current position at ASHP, Vicki practiced as critical care pharmacist in both the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Other activities Vicki performed included drafting policies and procedures, co-chairing the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, creating and drafting order sets for CPOE conversion and precepting residents and students.

Jawad SalehDr. Jawad N. Saleh (BS., PHARMD, BCPS, BCCCP) is a registered pharmacist who is board-certified in Pharmacotherapy and critical care. He currently serves as Manager of Clinical Services, Critical Care Coordinator and Affiliate Professor for the Pharmacy Department at The Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Saleh received his Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy and his non-traditional post Doctor of Pharmacy degree from St. John’s University in Queens, New York. Dr. Saleh created and implemented the first pharmacy clinical program at The Hospital for Special Surgery. He has authored and co-authored publications and presentations regarding perioperative impacts of anesthesia in patients. He is the co-chair for multiple committees including Pharmacy and Therapeutics, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Opioid Stewardship and the Anticoagulation Taskforce. He also serves as a member for over a dozen other committees within The Hospital for Surgery.

The information presented during the podcast reflects solely the opinions of the presenter. The information and materials are not, and are not intended as, a comprehensive source of drug information on this topic. The contents of the podcast have not been reviewed by ASHP, and should neither be interpreted as the official policies of ASHP, nor an endorsement of any product(s), nor should they be considered as a substitute for the professional judgment of the pharmacist or physician.