Signs for PCA pumps

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Dan Sheridan
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Signs for PCA pumps

Hi,

ISMP has repeatedly suggested that sites take action to prevent PCA by proxy. In 2016, a "Worth Repeating" article suggested "Assess the need for warning signage
Assess whether warning signs are necessary on PCA cords to alert family members and remind staff that PCA doses should be administered only by patients. If used, be sure the warning is clear and understandable to patients, family members, and staff (e.g., WARNING: BUTTON TO BE PRESSED ONLY BY THE PATIENT)."

How have you implemented this at your institution? Do you have signs? Do you have another strategy?

Thank you,
Dan