Teaching Exercise 1: The case continues
Over the next few days, Mr. Smith’s pain increases and his parenteral dose is increased to palliate his pain.
The following week, when you examine Mr. Smith, you note that his oral thrush has resolved and that he is able to swallow well again. So you decide to stop his Morphine infusion and change him to oral morphine again. You note that he is currently at Morphine Sulfate sub-cutaneous infusion 4mg per hour without any breakthrough medications. Please calculate the appropriate dose of oral morphine sulfate for this patient.