Reply To: Nitrous Oxide for Procedural Sedation

  • Vicki Schaefers

    Member
    May 22, 2017 at 12:57 pm
    Hello,
    My responses are below and an article from our experience is attached.
     
    Vicki
     
    Hello,
    We are contemplating the use of nitrous oxide for procedural sedation and would like to determine if other centers currently using this process. Please answers the questions below.
    1. Do you currently use nitrous oxide for procedural sedation? Yes
    2. If yes, for what level of sedation? Minimal
    3. If yes, what kind of procedures was nitrous oxide used? LP’s, port access, NG placements, catheterization, IV start and asparaginase injections
    4. Was it used for procedures done inpatient, outpatient or both? both

    Vicki Schaefers, MS, RN, CNP-AC/PC  
    Clinic Manager
    Cancer & Blood Disorders
    Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
    2530 Chicago Avenue South
    Mailstop CSC 175
    Minneapolis, MN 55404
    Clinic: 612-813-5940
    Voicemail: 612-813-6543
    Pager: 651-629-3539
    Email:  vicki.schaefers@childrensMN.org
     

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    Hello,
    We are contemplating the use of nitrous oxide for procedural sedation and would like to determine if other centers currently using this process. Please answers the questions below.

    1. Do you currently use nitrous oxide for procedural sedation?
    2. If yes, for what level of sedation?
    3. If yes, what kind of procedures was nitrous oxide used?
    4. Was it used for procedures done inpatient, outpatient or both?

    If you have used nitrous oxide in the past for sedation procedures and currently do not, why was the use discontinued?

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    Antonio Jordan, RN
    Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
    Atlanta, GA
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