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Beware of basal opioid infusions with PCA therapy.

ISMP; Institute for Safe Medication Practices.

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March 25, 2009
ISMP; Institute for Safe Medication Practices.

This article provides screening, dosing, and monitoring recommendations for using basal opioid infusions and patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) in patients at risk for developing respiratory depression.