Using nitrous oxide and oxygen to control pain in primary care.

Julie Gregory

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    Improving pain control is an area where nurses have the clinical expertise to make a significant difference to the quality of patient care. The inhaled analgesic 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen is ideal for use when undertaking short, potentially painful procedures as it is a safe and effective method of pain relief. Many patients in the community require procedures that can be extremely painful. This article describes how this analgesic has been successfully introduced throughout a PCT, through collaborative working between acute pain nurses based in the hospital setting and community nurses.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)24-26
    Number of pages2
    JournalNursing Times
    Issue number37
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2008


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