Acute pain management in the PACU: IV medications

An 87yo woman s/p hysterectomy under general anesthesia complains of 10 out of 10 pain.  She had an epidural placed preoperatively, but it doesn't seem to be working at all.  She has a history of mild dementia, hypertension, and CAD s/p revascularization 8 years ago.

(note, all residents should have access to Anesthesiology articles online if they receive the journal.  Many other journals are available with a USF account through MD Consult...just access it from the departmental home page)
  1. White P.  The role of non-opioid analgesic technique in the management of pani after ambulatory surgery.  Anesth Analg 2002;94:577-85

Last updated 6/9/03 by Roy G. Soto, M.D.
© 2003, Roy G. Soto, M.D., and the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology