Clinical Investigation for the Treatment of Post Operative Nausea

Study ID
STU 032013-002

Cancer Related
No

Healthy Volunteers
No

Study Sites

Contact
Beverly Hillman
214-645-4290
beverly.hillman@utsouthwestern.edu

Principal Investigator
Beverly Hillman

Summary

: This will be a randomized controlled study. There will be three arms of the study. one group will receive the Quease-ease inhaler, one group the isopropyl alcohol inhaler and one group a placebo of saline inhaler. all inhalers will be packaged alike. neither the patient nor the nurse offering the inhaler will be allowed to choose which inhaler they are using. Patients who experience nausea will be offered the next inhaler. They will be asked to rate their nausea and the nurse will record their response on the Likert- type scale. The patient may continue to inhale the scent at intervals as described in the study procedure. if nausea does not improve or if patient has emesis, he/she will be offered a rescue antiemetic as prescribed by the anesthesia provider.

Participant Eligibility

1.Male surgical patients 18 years of age or older who are scheduled to be discharged the day of surgery; Monday - Thursday
2. Female surgical patients 18 years of age or older who are scheduled to be discharged the day of surgery; Monday x Thursday.