Hospitals & Services

Epidural PCA Study Day

Aims/Purpose​To prepare eligible Registered Nurses to meet the Christchurch Hospital Epidural competency within the post operative surgical nursing context and to assist in the care/management of a patient receiving Patient Controlled Analgesia.
  • ​How Epidural Infusion Analgesia works
  • Pharmacology Management
  • Nursing Management/Adverse Effects
  • Patient Controlled Analgesia - Nursing Management and Principles
  • Co-analgesics pharmacology and potential side effects.
2016 Dates​31 March, 22 June, 20 October
Duration​One day 0800-1630hrs
Location​Professional Development Unit
5th Floor
Riverside Block
Christchurch Hospital
Bookings and Contact Person

To register for this study day, go to healthlearn and book yourself in.  You will need to set up an account if you do not already have one.  Instructions are on the homepage.

All enquiries to
or ext 89359

Target Audience​Registered and Enrolled Nurses



Pre-reading is required before attending the course.  Both the Epidural and Patient Controlled Anagesia manuals are below (click on link).  Participants must download and print the teaching modules and bring them with them on the day.
Links to CDHB/MOH initiatives​To provide best evidenced professional development to enhance consumer based care (CDHB Quality Strategic Plan).



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Page last reviewed: 05 April 2016
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