Pediatric Authorized Agent-Controlled Analgesia

  • Category:

    Pain Treatment - Pharmacologic.

  • Age Range:

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

  • Tags:

    NCA, Opioid, PCA.

  • Type of Document:

    Nursing Guideline.

  • Type of Pain:

    Acute, Cancer pain, Critical care, Palliative, Post-operative.

  • Author:

    Advocate Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL, USA

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the care of the pediatric patient receiving Authorized Agent-Controlled Analgesia (AACA) and to provide patients with a mechanism to control their pain when they may be unable to physically or cognitively press the PCA for self-administration of opioid pain medication.