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PCA BY PROXY: Taking the Patient Out of Patient-Controlled Analgesia: This Controversial Practice Can be Done Safely in Carefully Controlled Circumstances.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23759917     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Among the questions raised about patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) by proxy are as follows: What are the safety issues related to PCA by proxy? Should another type of pain management be used for patients who can not activate the PCA button? This article focuses on safe PCA use and authorized agent-controlled analgesia (AACA).
Authors:
Yvonne D'Arcy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dimensions of critical care nursing : DCCN     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1538-8646     ISO Abbreviation:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Publication Date:    2013 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211489     Medline TA:  Dimens Crit Care Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  200-3     Citation Subset:  N    
Affiliation:
Yvonne D'Arcy is a pain management and palliative care nurse practitioner at Suburban Hospital, part of John Hopkins Medicine in Bethesda, Md.
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