Effects of an opioid taper algorithm in hematopoietic progenitor cell transplant recipients.

@article{Parran2002EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of an opioid taper algorithm in hematopoietic progenitor cell transplant recipients.},
  author={Leslie Parran and Carol Pederson},
  journal={Oncology nursing forum},
  year={2002},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={41-50}
}
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES To examine the effects of an opioid taper algorithm on the length of taper, pain levels, withdrawal symptoms, and satisfaction with pain management in hematopoietic progenitor cell transplant (HPCT) recipients and nurse documentation of patient response to taper. DESIGN Quasi-experimental. SETTING A 32-bed HPCT unit in a large tertiary U.S. healthcare center. SAMPLE 106 HPCT recipients, 5-64 years of age. METHODS In phase 1, baseline data were collected from 45… CONTINUE READING