Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation book cover

Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation

More and more dental professionals are finding that N2O/O2 is a reliable and efficient method of relieving pain, fear, and apprehension in patients undergoing surgical procedures - and is quickly and easily reversed without unwanted side effects. The third edition of this unique chairside handbook is an invaluable resource for this method of sedation. It provides step-by-step techniques of all the uses of N2O/O2 as a means of pain and anxiety management, and is written at a level that can be easily understood by dental students and professionals of all levels.

Paperback, 256 Pages

Published: October 2007

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-04827-9


  • Part I: Introduction to Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation

    1. Guidelines for Best Practice

    2. History and Evolution of N2O/O2 Sedation

    3. Pain and Anxiety Management

    4. Comparison of N2O/O2 Sedation to Other Sedation Methods

    5. Physical Properties and Pharmacokinetics of N2O

    6. Manufacturing and Distribution of N2O and O2 Gases

    7. Economic Benefits Associated with N2O/O2 Administration

    Part II: Anatomy, Physiology, and Administration

    8. Anatomy and Physiology of Respiration and Airway Management

    9. N2O and its Interaction with the Body

    10. Patient Assessment

    11. Titration of N2O/O2 Gases

    12. Signs and Symptoms of N2O/O2 Sedation

    13. Technique for N2O/O2 Administration

    14. Recovery from N2O/O2 Sedation

    15. Multidisciplinary Application of N2O/O2 Sedation

    16. Clinical Application of N2O/O2 Sedation in Pediatrics

    Part III: Issues of Special Consideration

    17. Potential Biohazards for Health Personnel Associated with Chronic Exposure to N2O

    18. N2O Abuse Issues

    19. Ethical and Legal Considerations Regarding N2O Administration

    20. Commonly Asked Questions Regarding N2O/O2 Sedation

    21. Future Trends in N2O/O2 Sedation


    A. Manufacturers and Organizational Resources

    B. Percent of N2O/O2 Administered

    C. N2O/O2 Sedation Record

    D. Informed Consent for N2O/O2 Sedation

    E. Overview of Administration of N2O/O2 Sedation


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