Pain Treatment - Pharmacologic.
Age 12y-18y (Adolescent), Age 18y+ (Young Adult).
Type of Document:
Medication Guideline, Treatment Guideline.
Type of Pain:
All types of pain.
Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA, USA
The purpose of this policy is to maintain safety and quality in an evidence-based, patient focused approach to pain management using patient controlled analgesia (PCA). A PCA system allows a patient to safely self administer pre-set doses of a prescribed analgesic through an IV line.