Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers alike extensively utilize epidural administration in anesthesia practice because of the reduction of postop morbidity and mortality that it may confer. Epidural analgesia has been shown to improve the early return of ambulation, deep breathing, bowel function, and coughing after abdominal surgery. Several randomized studies support the use of epidurals in the postsurgical thoracic and abdominal patients when compared to intravenous opiates.
The use of PCAs reduce extubation times, decrease tachycardia, decrease myocardial ischemia, fewer MIs, and reduce ICU and hospital length of stay. Epidural anesthesia is also extensively used during labor and delivery in the United States. It is an effective modality to control pain during childbirth. Wells Pharma offers a full line of ready-to-administer epidural medications. Our epidural product line is rigorously tested for sterility and potency to ensure safe and effective epidural anesthesia.