Podcast #4: Isopropyl Alcohol for Nausea - The Emergency Medical Minute

Podcast #4: Isopropyl Alcohol for Nausea

Run Time: 5 minutesafcf72d1-ec81-429c-830f-2b9e765d62da

Author: Dr. Donald Stader

Educational Pearls:

  • Can be inhaled for relief from nausea – works for approximately 50% of people within 10 minutes.
  • Administered by cupping the swab in the hands and inhaling through the nose and exhaling out of the mouth.
  • Works through a process known as olfactory distraction, but it unknown how olfactory distraction actually works!

References:  http://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644(15)01361-X/fulltext

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