Safety and satisfaction provided by patient-controlled analgesia.

  • Scott A. Taylor
  • Published 2010 in Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN


Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) therapy has become an accepted intervention for delivering pain management in a wide variety of patient populations. The principle of patient-controlled analgesia is to provide patient control over medication delivery. Unfortunately, PCA has come under great scrutiny since its introduction almost 40 years ago. This article… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/DCC.0b013e3181de96e2


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