Opioids are the mainstay of post-operative pain management and may produce side effects that impact patient recovery. Use of Extended Release Epidural Morphine (EREM) has been shown to result in significantly less average morphine usage and to have superior analgesic efficacy than other modes of postoperative pain management. The purpose of this retrospective review was to compare the incidence and onset of side effects of ERE and other post-operative Analgesic regiments.
Recommended CitationColfer, MSN, RN-BC, Kathleen M.; Gandhi, MD, MPH, Kishor; Olszewski, BS, Robert F.; and Colli, BSN, RN-BC, Deborah A., "Comparison of Side Effects with Extended Release Epidural Morphine and Other Analgesic Modalities" (2009). Jefferson Hospital Nurses Week. Paper 6.