Evaluation of nausea and vomiting in adults Diagnostic Approach – Epocrates Online

Evaluation of nausea and vomiting in adults diagnostic approach, treatment options, and images at Epocrates Online, the leading provider of drug and disease decision support tools.

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Several of the last medical malpractice cases I have reviewed have involved patients being evaluated in the emergency room for nausea and vomiting. While often related to GI issues, some of these cases need further workup to determine an underlying cause; often this starts in triage with the nurse, and must continue through a physician’s history and physical. As patients may be acutely ill, having a family member or friend with the patient will help ensure a accurate history of the illness. 

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