Patient‐controlled analgesia—the need for caution: A case report and review of adverse incidents

D. W. THOMAS, H. OWEN

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)770-772
Number of pages3
JournalAnaesthesia
Volume43
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Complications
  • patient controlled analgesia
  • Postoperative analgesia
  • respiratory depression

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