Following the discussion on patient-controlled-analgesia (PCA) in our June issue of the Clinical Communiqué, we present a supplementary expert commentary with pertinent clinical advice for our readers on the use of oral opioids with PCAs.
Welcome to the winter 2017 edition of the Clinical Communiqué. Since our last edition, we have seen interest in our publication continue to grow, and we have been heartened by the feedback we continue to receive from our readers about the lessons learned.
This Clinical Communiqué case study demonstrates the importance of safe and adequate post-operative monitoring of patients. Preventing respiratory depression due to the use of pain medications can be challenging, even in young adult patients with no premorbid conditions.