Acupunct Med 2022 May 17:9645284221085282. Epub 2022 May 17.
School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), RMIT University, Bundoora, VIC, Australia.
Purpose: Level 1 evidence supports the use of acupuncture/acupressure (A/A) to manage post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV). This study aimed to survey healthcare professionals' attitudes towards A/A, influencing factors and barriers to implementing this effective non-drug intervention into peri-operative care.
Methods: A validated, anonymous survey with 43 questions was emailed or distributed as a hard copy at meetings to anaesthetists, midwives, nurses, obstetricians, gynaecologists and surgeons at a public hospital in Australia. Read More