Part I: Introduction to Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation
1. Discovery, History, and Evolution of N2O/O2 Sedation
2. Guidelines for Best Practice
3. Pain and Anxiety Management
4. Desirable Characteristics of N2O/O2 Sedation
5. Physical Properties and Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics of N2O
6. Manufacturing and Distribution of N2O and O2 Gases
7. Economic Benefits Associated with N2O/O2 Sedation
Part II: Anatomy, Physiology, and Administration
8. Anatomy and Physiology of Respiration and Airway Management
9. N2O and Its Interactions with the Body
10. Patient Assessment
11. Titration of N2O and O2 Gases
12. Signs and Symptoms of N2O/O2 Sedation
13. Technique for N2O/O2 Administration and Assessment of Recovery
14. Multidisciplinary Application of N2O/O2 Sedation
15. N2O/O2 Sedation in Pediatric Dentistry
Part III: Issues of Special Consideration
16. Potential Biohazards for Health Personnel Associated with Chronic Exposure to N2O
17. Nitrous Oxide Abuse Issues
18. Ethical and Legal Considerations Regarding N2O/O2 Administration
19. Frequently Asked Questions Regarding N2O/O2 Sedation
20. Future Trends in N2O/O2 Sedation
A. Sample Safety Data Sheet
B. Sample Safety Data Sheet
C. Blood Pressure Tables and Growth Charts for Boys and Girls
D. Informed Consent for N2O/O2 Sedation
E. Percent of N2O/O2 Administered
F. Administration of N2O/O2 Sedation
G. N2O/O2 Sedation Record
H. Administration of N2O/O2 Sedation: Clinical Competency Evaluation
I. Economic Benefits Associated with N2O/O2 Administration
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New To This Edition:
• NEW! Content covering best practices includes pediatrics and labor, patient and operator safety, and efficacy in comparison to other sedation methods.
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Morris S. Clark, DDS, FACD, University of Colorado, Denver, CO and Ann Brunick, RDH, MS, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD