Chapter 3. Maintenance of Epidural Analgesia for Labor — Continuous Infusion or Patient Controlled

  1. Stephen H. Halpern1 and
  2. M. Joanne Douglas2
  1. Stephen H. Halpern

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470988343.ch3

Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia

Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia

How to Cite

Halpern, S. H. (2007) Maintenance of Epidural Analgesia for Labor — Continuous Infusion or Patient Controlled, in Evidence-based Obstetric Anesthesia (eds S. H. Halpern and M. J. Douglas), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470988343.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Director of Obstetrical Anaesthesia, Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, University of British Columbia and British Columbia's Women's Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780727917348

Online ISBN: 9780470988343

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Keywords:

  • epidural labor analgesia;
  • continuous epidural infusion (CEI);
  • patientcontrolled epidural analgesia (PCEA);
  • hypotension;
  • neonatal outcomes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • PCEA versus CEI

  • The addition of continuous infusion to PCEA

  • Conclusions