Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-09
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Health Science div
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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. 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 whats new in the field. In-depth discussion of recovery from N2O/O2 helps you better determine when its appropriate to release a patient. Sample forms (sedation record, informed consent, etc.) are provided copy and use them as needed. New icons speed you to important information on indications, considerations, and contraindications for nitrous oxide. The latest information on biohazards provides current guidelines for proper monitoring. Increased content on pediatric sedation enables you to provide specialized care to younger patients. Expanded art program, including integral sections of color-coded equipment, improving your understanding of proper handling and procedures. Additional step-by-step photos highlight the most current techniques and equipment.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedationp. 1
Guidelines for Best Practicep. 3
History and Evolution of N2[subscript 2]O/O[subscript 2] Sedationp. 6
Pain and Anxiety Managementp. 16
Desirable Characteristics of N[subscript 2]O/O[subscript 2] Sedationp. 28
Physical Properties and Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics of N[subscript 2]Op. 33
Manufacturing and Distribution of N[subscript 2]O and O[subscript 2] Gasesp. 40
Economic Benefits Associated with N[subscript 2]O/O[subscript 2] Administrationp. 68
Anatomy, Physiology, and Administrationp. 73
Anatomy and Physiology of Respiration and Airway Managementp. 75
N[subscript 2]O and Its Interactions with the Bodyp. 86
Patient Assessmentp. 97
Titration of N[subscript 2]O/O[superscript 2] Gasesp. 113
Signs and Symptoms of N[subscript 2]O/O[subscript 2] Sedationp. 117
Technique for N[subscript 2]O/O[subscript 2] Administrationp. 123
Recovery from N[subscript 2]O/O[subscript 2] Sedationp. 148
Multidisciplinary Application of N[subscript 2]O/O[subscript 2] Sedationp. 155
Clinical Application of N[subscript 2]O/O[subscript 2] Sedation in Pediatricsp. 168
Issues of Special Considerationp. 181
Potential Biohazards for Health Personnel Associated with Chronic Exposure to N[subscript 2]Op. 183
N[subscript 2]O Abuse Issuesp. 196
Ethical and Legal Considerations Regarding N[subscript 2]O Administrationp. 206
Commonly Asked Questions Regarding N[subscript 2]O/O[subscript 2] Sedationp. 210
Future Trends in N[subscript 2]O/O[subscript 2] Sedationp. 213
Manufacturers and Organizational Resourcesp. 215
Percent of N[subscript 2]O/O[subscript 2] Administeredp. 220
N[subscript 2]O/O[subscript 2] Sedation Recordp. 222
Informed Consent for N[subscript 2]O/O[subscript 2] Sedationp. 223
Overview of Administration of N[subscript 2]O/O[subscript 2] Sedationp. 224
Indexp. 225
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