Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to understand the side effects of patient-controlled analgesia.
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to understand the related factors of the analgesic satisfaction.
Methods: This study is a cross-sectional descriptive correlation design. A convenience sampling consisted of 100 patients from the northern medical center in
Conclusion: PCA side-effects, and medical instruction and interaction with medical staff are the important factors that influence analgesic satisfaction on PCA use. This study also founds that patients’ cognition of PCA is still insufficient. Therefore, realization of instruction in the use of PCA, increase of patients’ understanding of PCA, and elimination of distress caused by analgesic side-effects, can help patients away from pain and increase the effectiveness and analgesic satisfaction with PCA.