Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323048279, 9780323058384

Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation

3rd Edition

Authors: Morris Clark Ann Brunick
eBook ISBN: 9780323058384
eBook ISBN: 9780323168106
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 9th October 2007
Page Count: 256

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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.

Key Features

  • Step-by-step administration techniques and responses to frequently asked questions provide practical information for everyday use of N2O/O2.
  • Concise, outline format and convenient, portable size make this handbook easy to use in the clinical setting.
  • Current American Society of Anesthesiologists classification system familiarizes you with ASA guidelines for assessing patients with medical risk.
  • Information on current equipment in analgesia delivery shows how each component works so you can see and compare what's new in the field.
  • In-depth discussion of recovery from N2O/O2 helps you better determine when it's appropriate to release a patient.
  • Sample forms (sedation record, informed consent, etc.) are provided - copy and use them as needed.

Table of Contents

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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About the Author

Morris Clark

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Ann Brunick

Affiliations and Expertise

University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD