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When comparing patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) and intermittent opioid injections, you should know that:

Answer to Quiz Time: d. PCA can shorten hospital stays after major surgery, provides improved pain relief, and makes coughing, deep breathing, and ambulation easier. With PCA, the patient can maintain a steady opioid serum level, avoiding the peaks and valleys of intermittent opioid administration.


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