Respiratory-related critical events with intravenous patient-controlled analgesia.

  title={Respiratory-related critical events with intravenous patient-controlled analgesia.},
  author={Michael A Ashburn and Georgette Love and Nathan Leon Pace},
  journal={The Clinical journal of pain},
  volume={10 1},
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to identify the underlying causes of respiratory-related critical events associated with intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (i.v. PCA). DESIGN The design is an observation study of prospectively collected data. SETTING An Acute Pain Service (APS) was established for the management of all patients receiving i.v. PCA therapy for pain management. As part of ongoing care, all respiratory-related critical events were documented and analyzed by… CONTINUE READING