Patient and staff perceptions of PCA.

  title={Patient and staff perceptions of PCA.},
  author={Nicky Thomas},
  journal={Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987)},
  volume={7 28},
  • Nicky Thomas
  • Published 1993 in
    Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great…
Patient controlled analgesia (PCA) is a technique which allows patients to self administer small bolus doses of opioids intravenously. It has been shown to be of real value in the more precise control of postoperative pain ( 1 , 2 , 3 ). Although PCA has been used extensively throughout the United States, in the United Kingdom it has been used primarily for… CONTINUE READING