Nitrous oxide procedural sedation has been used by dentists to provide comfort for their patients for over a hundred years. Now medical providers have embraced the use of this safe, effective medication to relieve pain and anxiety of children undergoing medical procedures. Unfortunately, most information about nitrous oxide has been geared to dentists and dental hygienists.
Learn more about nitrous oxide, including steps needed to start a nitrous oxide procedural sedation program at your facility. Take online training geared for health care professionals and get AMA PRA Category 1 Credits orANCC contact hours.
Share your own experience with nitrous oxide procedural sedation and help others develop their nitrous oxide sedation program. Join our list of hospitals and clinics with established nitrous oxide sedation programs.
A new article in Pediatrics highlights how timely administration of analgesia affects a child’s and family’s reaction to current and future medical care.
Learn more about pediatric procedural sedation in general through the Society for Pediatric Sedation website.