Home health and nutrition services in Macon, GA

IV Care Options, providing home infusion, disease management, nutrition, and home health care in Macon, Georgia

About Us

Pain Management Treatments:

Medtronics Implantable Pumps
Refill and Patient Monitoring Program

Nursing:

Patient Services:

Patient-Controlled Analgesia (PCA)
Patient controlled analgesia (PCA) is a method of pain control that gives the patient the power to control their pain. 

In some cases, the pump is set to deliver a small, constant flow of pain medication. Additional doses of medication can be self-administered as needed by the having the patient press a button. Other times, a patient can control when he or she receives pain medication and does not receive a constant flow.

Patients recovering from surgery often are equipped with PCA pumps. The machines also can be used by people coping with other kinds of pain. Children who are four to six years old may be able to use PCA with the help of a parent or nurse. Children who are as young as seven can independently use the PCA pump.

The pump can be used whenever the patient is feeling pain. However, patients should not press the button on the machine if they are feeling too sleepy. The more alert the patient is, the more likely he or she is to participate in a therapy program to aid and possibly shorten recovery. Once the acute pain from surgery is controlled, the patient will be switched to pills for pain relief.

Common pain management treatments:

 Morphine, Demerol, Fentanyl, Dilaudid, Toradol, Marcaine