Patient-controlled Analgesia (kartonnage)
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Format
Kartonnage (Paperboards)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
224
Utgivningsdatum
1993-09-01
Förlag
Oxf. UP
Medarbetare
Thomas, Veronica J
Illustrationer
Ill.figs.
Dimensioner
223 x 138 x 17 mm
Vikt
413 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
viii216
ISBN
9780192621658
Patient-controlled Analgesia (kartonnage)

Patient-controlled Analgesia

Confidence in Post-operative Pain Control

Kartonnage Engelska, 1993-09-01
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This is a groundbreaking new book on the very latest system of post-operative pain control: Patient-Controlled Analgesia. This technique allows patients, within safety limits set by doctors and supervised by nurses, to get rapid relief by administering their required dosage of pain relieving drug themselves. Current research has shown that the use of PCA brings about a reduction in pain experienced and a shorter hospital stay. Patients also use significantly less analgesic medication than with conventional pain relieving methods. This is a well-researched account of the physiological, psychological, and technical aspects of patient controlled analgesia, written by an anaesthetist and a nurse/psychologist, offering a comprehensive understanding of this new method of pain relief and how it can revolutionize post-operative care.
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Aims of perioperative care - pre-anaesthetic care and preparation; PCA - a better way to administer familiar drugs; social and psychologicl aspects of post-operative pain experience - factors to be taken into account, interactions between control, anxiety and post-operative pain; information and PCA - patient information sheet, ward staff information sheet, anaesthetic department policy; understanding PCA equipment; what makes PCA safe?; sources of danger to the patient - reporting problems with drugs or equipment; putting the equipment into use - Lewisham Hospital PCA prescription chart; managing the patient and the regime - post-operative observation chart, pain thermometer; minimizing side-effects; patient-controlled analgesia as part of overall post-operative care; integration of PCA with other methods of post-operative pain relief; our research with PCA; the future - clinical developments and research. Appendix: quick guides - check-list for ward nurse taking over patient on PCA;, for anaesthetists requiring memory-refreshment, emergency treatment of severe respiratory depression due to opiate overdose.