This was brought up to us by our anesthesiologist. Is anyone doing this with labor patients and how is it working compared to continuous epidural infusions?
Feb 4, '02
We use patient controlled epidurals in our hospital. It runs via a pump and also delivers a continuous scheduled amount of epidural drug. The patient administers extra med. when they feel more is needed. It has a lockout and the patient cannot get "too much". This gives the patient more control on how much they want to feel as well as decrease the frequency of "top-off" or boluses administered by the anesthiologists.
Last edit by ammer on Feb 4, '02