Hey, guess what? I found my morphine pump pics. I took them with my phone, that's why they were not there in iPhoto when I looked for them and why the quality is so poor. Here is the pump with my finger on the trigger:
and here is a close-up of the screen:
IIRC, when I felt the need for pain medication I could press the button for a 1 mg dose, then the pump was locked out for ten minutes. Research has shown that patients demand less pain medication AND report feeling more comfortable, i.e., feel less pain, when they have one of these pumps. A win-win proposition.
Except when the staff do not know how to set them up. The nursing staff at this hospital knew how to do that, probably because they have been using these pumps for well over a decade, but when I had a C-section for #2 son in 1989 they were still pretty new. My night nurse at the time didn't know how to make it work, and she spent AN HOUR -- after I had already asked for pain meds -- trying to get it to work. Argh.
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Well. How about that? Thanks to Heather for the link.