Practical aspects

• Access to the subcutaneous space is via a 21 g butterfly needle, which is replaced regularly (1, 2, 3 or 4 days).

• Most regions are suitable. The more convenient are the abdomen, the anterior thigh, and the anterior upper arm (usually the anterior abdominal wall is used).

• The infusion can be managed at home.

• About one-half to two-thirds of the 24 hour oral morphine requirement is placed in the syringe.

• The syringe is placed into the pump driver, which is set for 24 hour delivery.

• Areas of oedema are not suitable.

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