Use of MEOPA (Equimolar Mixture of Nitrogen Protoxide and Oxygen) for Elderly With Dementia
Acute pain is frequent in elderly especially in geriatrics acute care units where painful procedures are often occurring.
MEOPA represents an alternative to opioïd therapy to prevent procedural pain during the treatment of pressure ulcers.
In this study, cognitive impairment and dementia do not limit the use of MEOPA. The new approach in the management of acute procedural pain provides effective and safe analgesia in frail old patients.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Use of MEOPA for Elderly With Dementia.|
- feasibility of use of MEOPA as tolerance to mask, MEOPA inhalation [ Time Frame: one time, at the first care with MEOPA ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
- satisfaction rate of patient [ Time Frame: one time, at the first care with MEOPA ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2009|
|Study Completion Date:||December 2011|
|Primary Completion Date:||December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Use of MEOPA during the painful care
inhalation of MEOPA during the painful care
|Gerontology department, Nice University Hospital|
|Nice, France, 06000|
|Principal Investigator:||Françoise CAPRIZ-RIBIERE, PhD||Gerontology department, Nice University Hospital|