An Assessment of PCA use in Postoperative Pain Management<br />By Seán Cusack<br />
Why?<br />Around a third of patients receive intravenous PCA devices in the acute postoperative phase.<br />Feedback from ...
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Conclusions<br />Patients who are prescribed PCA devices report lower pain scores.<br />PCA use is a good indicator of pai...
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    1. 1. An Assessment of PCA use in Postoperative Pain Management<br />By Seán Cusack<br />
    2. 2. Why?<br />Around a third of patients receive intravenous PCA devices in the acute postoperative phase.<br />Feedback from Pharmacy: some patients use PCA devices very little.<br />There is a lot of effort and cost associated with the use of PCA.<br />There was a suggestion that certain procedures do not produce enough pain to warrant their use.<br />
    3. 3. Information<br />
    4. 4. Method<br />
    5. 5. Results<br />
    6. 6. Results<br />
    7. 7. Results<br />
    8. 8. Results<br />
    9. 9. Results<br />
    10. 10. Conclusions<br />Patients who are prescribed PCA devices report lower pain scores.<br />PCA use is a good indicator of pain, so patient education is satisfactory.<br />There were no obvious preoperative clinical predictors for total PCA use.<br />Based on this data, it is not possible to recommend any groups of patients that do not require a PCA.<br />

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