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Patterns of patient-controlled analgesia and intramuscular analgesia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7598519     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Effective management of acute pain is a major nursing goal. The purpose of this study was to identify patient patterns in intravenous patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) and intramuscular (IM) analgesia for patients after surgery. The patients who received analgesia via PCA had shorter lengths of stay. The morphine PCA patients used more medication than the IM group; the meperidine IM patients used more medication than the PCA patients. Patterns of the use of PCA and IM analgesia were identified. These provide additional information for the development of pain management protocols.
M Conner; D Deane
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Applied nursing research : ANR     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0897-1897     ISO Abbreviation:  Appl Nurs Res     Publication Date:  1995 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-03     Completed Date:  1995-08-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8901557     Medline TA:  Appl Nurs Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-72     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton, OH, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Analgesia, Patient-Controlled*
Clinical Nursing Research
Injections, Intramuscular
Length of Stay
Meperidine / administration & dosage*
Middle Aged
Morphine / administration & dosage*
Pain, Postoperative / drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
57-27-2/Morphine; 57-42-1/Meperidine

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