Respiratory-related critical events with intravenous patient-controlled analgesia
Boulanger A, Choiniere M, Roy D, Boure B, Chartrand D, Choquette R, Rousseau P: Comparison between patient-controlled analgesia
and intramuscular meperidine after thoracotomy.
We thank Dr Allen for her encouraging letter of support to our recent publication, in which we reported on the implementation process of remifentanil patient-controlled analgesia
(PCA) for labour to our maternity unit and a completed audit cycle on its use (1).
The system is designed to help address certain problems associated with post-operative analgesia, such as the drug-related side effects and delayed analgesic effect of morphine, the invasive intravenous (IV) route of delivery of current systems for patient-controlled analgesia
(PCA) and the complexity of infusion pumps used for IV PCA delivery.
systems are used in both environments.
Zalviso delivers 15 mcg sufentanil sublingual through a non-invasive delivery route via a pre-programmed, patient-controlled analgesia
Unlike other methods of administering pain medications after surgery such as intravenous patient-controlled analgesia
(IV PCA) pumps, which tether patients to an IV pole and equipment, IONSYS is compact and self-contained.
The addition of spinal analgesia to a routine walking epidural patient-controlled analgesia
regimen shortened the time to pain relief in a randomized study.
NYSE:CAH) announced today that the Alaris(R) Patient-Controlled Analgesia
(PCA) Module, Alaris(R) EtCO2 Module and enhancements to the Guardrails(R) Suite of safety software is commercially available.
Since that time, PPAHS has together with leading health experts developed the PCA Safety Checklist for patients receiving opioids through patient-controlled analgesia
, the OB VTE Recommendations to prevent blood clots in pregnant and delivering mothers, and the Stroke VTE Safety Recommendations to reduce the incidence of blood clots in stroke patients.
Patients with known allergy to any of the study medications, receiving medical therapies producing tolerance to opioids, with coagulopathy, psychiatric problems or inability to operate a patient-controlled analgesia
device were excluded.
And effective pain control, as measured by successful patient-controlled analgesia
attempts (74% vs.