Don't get caught with PCA pump hazards

February 2011
Same-Day Surgery;Feb2011, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p15
Academic Journal
The article reports on research which investigated whether a safety intervention by a multidisciplinary panel featuring uniquely designed patient-controlled analgesic infusion pumps (PCAs) could reduce adverse PCA drug events, including over sedation, in hospitals. The research found that the pumps were effective in reducing the adverse events. The importance of monitoring patients who are receiving PCA therapy is discussed.


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