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Nursing2015

October 2009, Volume 39 Number 10 , p 19 - 19

Author

  • Michael R. Cohen RPh, MS, ScD

Abstract


A 63-year-old woman hospitalized after sustaining fractures in a fall was receiving hydromorphone via patient-controlled analgesia (PCA). A basal infusion rate was set at 0.5 mg/hour, with a demand dose of 0.2 mg and a lockout interval of 10 minutes. The patient was opioid-naive ...

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