INHALATION SEDATION (nitrous oxide)
Sedation with the laughing gas can be described as a state of physical relaxation, pleasant daze and separation from reality. This state is achieved while inhaling a mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen, and also under the influence of hypnotic suggestions, while maintaining the patient’s basic reflexes and consciousness. The patient always receives a large amount of oxygen (typically from 50 to 60%). This method is entirely safe. Cab be used by children, adults and pregnant women.
Contraindications for sedation:
- runny nose, nasal obstruction, significantly oversized tonsils;
- cochlear implant in the ear;
- cystic fibrosis, porphyria – a genetic disease;
- multiple sclerosis;
- 1st trimester of pregnancy;
Patient preparation for sedation:
- 3 hours prior to surgery, the patient cannot eat and drink;
- Please practice at home breathing through the nose with open mouth – “smelling the flowers”;
- Before surgery, you cannot consume alcohol or be under the influence of drugs;
- Before surgery, you cannot take sedatives (e.g. barbiturates. Luminal), hypnotics;
- One hour after the treatment you cannot drive a car.