Authorized and Unauthorized ("PCA by Proxy") Dosing of Analgesic Infusion Pumps: position statement with clinical practice recommendations.

@article{Wuhrman2006AuthorizedAU,
  title={Authorized and Unauthorized ("PCA by Proxy") Dosing of Analgesic Infusion Pumps: position statement with clinical practice recommendations.},
  author={Elsa Wuhrman and Maureen F Cooney and Colleen J Dunwoody and Nancy Eksterowicz and Sandra Merkel and Linda L Oakes},
  journal={Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses},
  year={2006},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={4-11}
}
The American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), in order to address sentinel alerts issued by JCAHO in 2004 and ISMP in 2005 concerning "PCA by Proxy", has developed a position statement and clinical practice recommendations on Authorized and Unauthorized (PCA by Proxy) Dosing of Analgesic Infusion Pumps, approved by the Board of Directors in June of 2006. In short, ASPMN does not support the use of "PCA by Proxy". ASPMN does, however, support the practice of Authorized Agent… CONTINUE READING