nursing standard or policy needed on care of vomiting patient to prevent aspiration

  1. looking for policy or standards for caring for the patient with altered mentation who is nauseated and vomiting
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  3. by   Altra
    I can't quote a "policy" but the first things that come to my mind are

    1) suction
    2) pt. positioning
    3) stat med(s) (preferably IV) to stop vomiting
    4) IV fluids