breakthrough analgesia

breakthrough analgesia

analgesia administered for the relief of breakthrough pain.
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Findings indicated the delivery was effective with no serious adverse effects, and subjects required less breakthrough analgesia compared to other patients who used conventional epidural morphine.
As a result, the patient requires less frequent use of opioids for breakthrough analgesia.
Document baseline pain, maximum pain, and number of breakthrough analgesia required in bedside chart and/or progress notes.