PCA (Patient Controlled Analgesia) Pump

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This four-page handout educates people about using a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) pump, which is a type of pain management that lets the patient decide when to push a button to receive a dose of pain medicine. It explains how the PCA works, and provides recommendations for its safe use. It discusses when the patient should push the PCA button, and what to do if they still have pain but it is not time for the next dose. The document identifies those symptoms for which a doctor or nurse should be informed.

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Translation from English text
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Keywords:
Analgesia, patient-controlled, Pain management
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
1/1/2011
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