Sentinel Event Alert 33: Patient controlled analgesia by proxy

This Sentinel Event Alert has been retired as of June 2016. The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) provides an education program for pharmacists and nurses, “Patient-Controlled Analgesia: Making It Safer for Patients.”

Note: Retired Alerts are not available for any purpose, including for educational, research or legal purposes. Questions should be directed to The Joint Commission’s Legal Department at 630-792-5671.