The Revision Guide for Student Nurses (Part I)

The Vomiting Patient


  1. Define vomiting.
  2. Vomiting is always a serious condition in animals; why?
  3. What treatments and nursing techniques might be sensible in the care of a hospitalised vomiting patient?
  4. Give examples of proprietary diets that might be suitable for a patient recovering from episodes of vomiting.
  5. What is meant by 'cyclic vomiting'?
  6. Define retching.
  7. What is meant by 'bilious vomit'?
  8. What is 'stercoraceous vomit'?
  9. What is meant by 'projectile vomiting'?
  10. List 6 conditions that include vomiting as one of the prime symptoms.
  11. What is an anti-emetic drug?
  12. Why must scrupulous care be taken with the hygiene of a vomiting patient?