Course on Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation

A Practical Course on Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation

Below is presented an outline of a practical course on nitrous oxide oxygen sedation that can be purchased. Please fill in contact form below.


Part 1: Theoretical considerations (Contained on MICROSOFT POWERPOINTCD with 255 Slides with commentary provided to each participant)

Section A


Historical Overview

Overview of Clinical Uses of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation

Concept of Anxiety and Pain

Basic Physiology of Pain and the Endogenous Opioid System

Nitrous oxide interactions with the Endogenous opioid system and this relationship to Pain and Anxiety Control

Methods of Pain & Anxiety Management and Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation

Differences between Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation and General Anaesthesia

Physical & Chemical Properties in relation to Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation

Clinical Respiratory Anatomy Physiology & Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation

Pharmacology of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation

Practical Aspects of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation

  1. Patient Assessment
  2. Importance of Titration
  3. Monitoring Patient
  4. Patient Involvement
  5. Endpoint/Comfort Zone (Ethics of using correct concentration)
  6. Terminating Administration
  7. Patient Recovery
  8. Customised Equipment (Safety, Pollution Control & Ethics)

Section B

Ethical considerations and aspects of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation (1/2hr)

  1. Ethical responsibilities.
  2. Ethical prudent practice guidelines
  3. Ethical practise building and profit aspects

Part 1 will be assessed by 30 questions for which a 70% pass rate must be achieved to qualify for 8 CPD points by home study.

Part 2. Practical Demonstration of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation Technique (with delegate participation – duration 2-3 hours with emphasis on Ethical Aspects of using the technique correctly[1/2 hr])

Revision Lecture 30-60 minutes – highlighting important practical, theoretical and ethical aspects

Questions on Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation


Question Tim


After successfully completing both parts of the course a delegate will be competent to administer PAN for conscious sedation and will also qualify for 10 CPD points (8 from Part 1 and 2 from Part 2 with 2 Ethical CEU’s).