Patient-controlled analgesia

Title

Patient-controlled analgesia

Creator

Etches RC

Publisher

The Surgical Clinics Of North America

Date

1999

Subject

Humans; Pain; Adult; Analgesics; Patient Selection; Analgesia; Infusions; Injections; Intravenous; Dose-Response Relationship; Drug; Opioid/adverse effects/therapeutic use; Safety; Patient-Controlled/instrumentation; Postoperative/prevention & control; Respiration/drug effects

Description

In appropriately selected patients, PCA safely provides analgesia superior to that obtained with traditional IM prn opioid administration; however, to date, no compelling evidence shows that PCA is associated with a reduction in morbidity or a more rapid recovery. PCA is deceptively easy to prescribe; however, to use it effectively and safely requires experience, frequent patient assessment, and a skilled and knowledgeable nursing staff.
1999

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

297-312

Issue

2

Volume

79

Citation

Etches RC, “Patient-controlled analgesia,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed May 23, 2022, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12247.

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