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Keywords

cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, cannabis, capsaicin cream, CHS

 

Authors

  1. Knowlton, Mary C. DNP, RN, CNE

Abstract

Abstract: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) is characterized by severe cyclical nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain relieved by compulsive hot water bathing in the setting of chronic cannabinoid use. This article reviews the characteristics, proposed pathophysiology, treatment modalities, and role of nurses caring for patients with CHS.