Patient controlled analgesia pump; a machine that allows patients to give themselves their own pain medicine. It is generally used for 1-2 days after surgery. Patients get their pain medicine by pushing a button. The machine gives a small dose of pain medicine through an IV. The PCA machine has safety features that minimize the risk of getting too much medicine.
A device that you operate, which delivers a dose of painkilling medicine into a vein.
A device that the patient controls, which delivers a precise dose of painkilling medicine into a vein when they need it.
a computerized machine that contains your medicine
Patient Controlled Analgesia, a method of giving pain medication to patients that involves patient participation, the system uses a pump that has a medication syringe locked in and can be programmed to deliver either measured amounts of the pain medication or a continuous infusion or both through an intravenous line.