Patient Controlled (PCA)/Nurse Controlled (NCA) Analgesia

  • Category:

    Pain Assessment, Pain Treatment - Pharmacologic.

  • Age Range:

    Age 0-12m (Infant), Age 01y-11y (Child), Age 12y-18y (Adolescent), Age 18y+ (Young Adult).

  • Tags:

    Nurse Assisted PCA, PCA.

  • Type of Document:

    Education for Professionals, Nursing Guideline, Treatment Guideline.

  • Type of Pain:

    Acute, Ambulatory, Critical care, General, Palliative, Post-operative.

  • Author:

    Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

To decrease pain while ensuring patient safety during patient or nurse controlled analgesia.