Parent-controlled PCA for pain management in pediatric oncology: is it safe?

@article{Anghelescu2012ParentcontrolledPF,
  title={Parent-controlled PCA for pain management in pediatric oncology: is it safe?},
  author={Doralina L Anghelescu and Lane G Faughnan and Linda L Oakes and Kelley B Windsor and Deqing Pei and Laura L Burgoyne},
  journal={Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={416-20}
}
Patient-controlled analgesia offers safe and effective pain control for children who can self-administer medication. Some children may not be candidates for patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) unless a proxy can administer doses. The safety of proxy-administered PCA has been studied, but the safety of parent-administered PCA in children with cancer has not been reported. In this study, we compare the rate of complications in PCA by parent proxy versus PCA by clinician (nurse) proxy and self… CONTINUE READING