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Pharmacology of Nitrous Oxide course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery,elfh,NHS

This session describes the pharmacology of nitrous oxide and how this relates to its use for inhalation sedation. The physical properties, clinical and unwanted side effects of the drug are also considered.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • list the main properties of nitrous oxide
  • list the clinical effects of nitrous oxide
  • describe the use of nitrous oxide in dentistry
  • describe the side effects of nitrous oxide

The ideal sedation agent should have a wide margin of safety, be simple to use, have a rapid onset and recovery and produce few side effects. For inhalation sedation in dentistry, the drug of choice is nitrous oxide in combination with oxygen.


PRM123
Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have completed:

  • Professional guidelines for conscious sedation in dental practice (141-0140)
  • Anatomy relevant to conscious sedation in dental practice (141-0141)
  • Respiratory physiology relevant to conscious sedation (141-0143)
Delivery
Title
Pharmacology of Nitrous Oxide course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
03_28
Access Duration (in months)
12
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