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Intravenous patient controlled analgesia (IV PCA)  
Abstract:  This handout for patients at Harborview Medical Center explains how to use intravenous patient controlled analgesia (IV PCA) during the hospital stay. PCA is a system that allows patients to give themselves a dose of pain medicine instead of needing to call a nurse.
Author: Harborview Medical Center
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2015, October 1, 2015
UWMC Availability:  Harborview Medical Center
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Hospital Stay
Specific Subject(s):  Pain Management; Pain
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Unknown
Cost: Unknown
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Health Online Citation #4407

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