Variable-dose patient-controlled analgesia

Owen, H., Plummer, J., Ilsley, A.H., Hawkins, R., Arfeen, Z., and Tordoff, K. (1995) Variable-dose patient-controlled analgesia. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 50 (10). pp. 855-857.

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One size of patient-controlled analgesia demand dose does not suit all patients after surgery. We have constructed a new patient-controlled analgesia system (variable-dose patient-controlled analgesia) in which patients have a choice of demand dose sizes. In an initial trial, patients could choose between 0.5, 1.0 or 1.5mg morphine. Patients readily understood the system and were all 'satisfied’ (n = 1) or‘very satisfied’ (n = 9) with the system. Only two patients sought‘complete relief from pain, most reported seeking’ moderate relief. All patients obtained‘a lot of relief or‘complete relief with this patient-controlled analgesia system. This preliminary experience suggests that variable dose patient-controlled analgesia warrants further investigation and comparison with conventional patient-controlled analgesia.

Item ID: 50088
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1448-0271
Keywords: pain, postoperative; patient-controlled analgesia
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2017 21:58
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) @ 100%
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