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 Case 3. JT is a 77 year old woman with a history of  adenocarcinoma in her right breast, now metastatic to  her lungs, liver, and two vertebrae. JT was hospitalized  two days ago for a pain crisis. She had severe dull and  aching pain in her right upper quadrant, radiating into  her back and rated as 10 on a 10 point scale. Physical exam and imaging showed no evidence of biliary obstruction or vertebral fractures.

Question 2 (of 3).

While you are planning her oral regimen, JT comments that she finds it difficult to keep up with “so many pills.”  You suggest using a sustained-release form of morphine.  What is the correct equianalgesic dose of sustained-release morphine for her? Calculate the dose using your equianalgesia table

every 12 hours

 

Objective 3C1b Opioid Dosing

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