Respiratory depression and oversedation occurred during the administration of patient‐controlled analgesia because of a broken syringe barrel. Possible complications in the use of patient‐controlled analgesia are reviewed. These may be because of prescription or provision errors, patient factors or equipment problems.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1988|
- patient controlled analgesia
- Postoperative analgesia
- respiratory depression