interval, lockout

interval, lockout

In patient-controlled analgesia (PCA), the number of minutes a patient must wait between demanded doses of pain relievers. During the lockout interval no medications are delivered to the patient no matter how many times a dose is requested. Typical lockout intervals in PCA are between 5 and 15 min.
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What are the "hints" to obtain these advantages: the optimal drug combination, appropriate pump settings (bolus amount, bolus interval, lockout time) are yet to be defined.