Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation, 3rd Edition

Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation

3rd Edition

By Morris S. Clark, DDS, FACD, University of Colorado, Denver, CO; and Ann Brunick, RDH, MS, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

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