Saturday, December 9, 2006
Manual of Epidural Analgesia from Univeristy of Wisconsin-madison
Analgesia is now recognized as a significant contributor toclinical outcomes
The goal for pain management is to providethe best analgesia with the least amount of side effects.
Epidural analgesia is a desirable method of pain relief because it provides true
segmental analgesia with little or no contribution from systemic levels of opioids All of which may lead to excellentanalgesia with minimal side effects .
Caring for patients who receive epidural analgesia requires specialized knowledge regarding the placement of the epidural catheter, management of the therapy, and monitoring for potential side effects/complications ,This self-directed learning
module is essential information for the nurse clinician who cares
for patients receiving epidural analgesia.
Author:Susan L. Schroeder, RN, MS ,Clinical Nurse Specialist
Publisher:Department of Nursing Resources and Development
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