Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

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Chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) is one of the most distressing side effects of cancer and its treatment. Explore its prevention, assessment, and management so that you can better provide evidence-based care to those at risk for or experiencing it.

This course is offered on demand. Instructions on how to immediately access the course will be sent to you in an automatically generated email receipt after you register. You will enjoy continuous access for six months.

Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting Course Topics

  • Background of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Types of Cancer-Related Nausea and Vomiting
  • Risk Factors and Complications
  • Assessment
  • Pharmacologic Management
  • Nonpharmacologic Management
  • Challenges and Barriers
  • Professional and Patient/Family Resources

Expected Outcome

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will demonstrate knowledge of the assessment and management of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) by passing the post-test with score of ≥ 80%.

Target Audience

This course is designed to meet the educational needs of nurses involved in the care of people at risk for or experiencing cancer- and treatment-related symptoms.

You may also be interested in the ONS books Putting Evidence Into Practice: Improving Oncology Patient Outcomes - Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting ResourceA Guide to Oncology Symptom Management and Putting Evidence Into Practice: A Pocket Guide to Cancer Symptom Management.

Don't want to choose between courses? This course is included in the Chemotherapy Symptom Management Bundle. Save when you purchase these courses together or you may also purchase individually.

Chemotherapy Symptom Management Bundle

ILNA Breakdown

2 ILNA points may be applied toward:

  • 2 points: Symptom Management

2 ILNA points may be applied toward:

2 points: Post Transplant Issues

    Learning Objectives
    • Define patients at risk for CINV.
    • Describe indicators used in the assessment of CINV.
    • Identify interventions utilized in the management of CINV.
    • Select appropriate evidence-based interventions for the care of an individual at risk for or experiencing CINV.

    The Oncology Nursing Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Commission on Accreditation.

    ONS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #2850.

    Individual Pricing Options


    Group purchases are available

     Registering for 10 or more people? Group discounts are available for this course.

    To find out more, contact ONS customer service at or 866-257-4667, option 2. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am–5 pm EST.

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