Although postoperative pain management was revolutionized with the introduction of patient-controlled analgesia, existing modalities have limitations that include invasiveness, impaired patient mobility, and medication or programming errors. An analgesic intervention that may help to mitigate clinician concern is the fentanyl iontophoretic transdermal system (IONSYS), a credit card-sized, needle-free, self-contained, and preprogrammed product intended to provide pain relief for adult inpatients requiring opioids following surgery.

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Transdermal PCA in Acute Postoperative Pain Management: A Critical Evaluation of the Investigational IONSYS System

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