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Nurs Times. 2000 Jul 13-19;96(28):38-40.

Epidural analgesia management.

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Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital NHS Trust.

Abstract

Epidural analgesia can provide excellent pain relief for patients. Nurses must have a knowledge of its application and possible adverse effects so as to provide high-quality care. Epidural analgesia may be delivered as a continuous infusion or a bolus injection. Opioids and local anaesthetics are the main drugs used. Close monitoring of the patient is vital to detect any adverse effects.

PMID:
11963146
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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