A retrospective investigation of the patient-controlled analgesia methods applied for postoperative pain management
Postoperatif ağrı tedavisinde uygulanan hasta-kontrollü analjezi yöntemlerinin retrospektif incelemesi

Hale Yarkan Uysal
2013 Journal of Clinical and Experimental Investigations  
Objectives: Patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) in postoperative pain treatment is more effective than conventional analgesia methods. It is commonly preferred for the reasons of maintaining high patient satisfaction and positive effects on patients' recovery period with less sedation and postoperative complications. In this study we aimed to investigate the characteristics of PCA methods that have been applied at our clinic within the last two-year period retrospectively. Methods: The records
more » ... hods: The records of patients who were received PCA for postoperative analgesia at our hospital between 01 January 2010 and 31 December 2011 were investigated. Patients' genders, PCA protocols and the operations' characteristics were evaluated.
doi:10.5799/ahinjs.01.2013.02.0257 fatcat:dy7rlxanlnhwji527gzuyph3jm