Opioid Safety, Respiratory Compromise

San Diego Patient Safety Council Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Guidelines of Care

San Diego Patient Safety Council Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA) Guidelines of Care

  • This toolkit was prepared by The San Diego Patient Safety Council, which consists of clinicians and healthcare professionals from acute care facilities across Southern California.
  • Although it was prepared “to provide San Diego County Acute Care settings with recommendations for the standardization of intravenous Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) medication administration in the care of the opioid naïve patient”, we felt that you might find these recommendations useful.