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Soins Pediatr Pueric. 2016 Jul-Aug;37(291):39-41. doi: 10.1016/j.spp.2016.05.011.

[The use of nitrous oxide and oxygen in paediatric emergency departments].

[Article in French]

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1
Service de pédiatrie générale et urgences, hôpital Louis-Mourier, AP-HP, 178 rue des Renouillers, 92700 Colombes, France.
2
Service de pédiatrie générale et urgences, hôpital Louis-Mourier, AP-HP, 178 rue des Renouillers, 92700 Colombes, France. Electronic address: bogdan.cojocaru@lmr.aphp.fr.

Abstract

The treatment of pain, particularly in infants, is today a public health priority. The mix of nitrous oxide and oxygen, colloquially known as 'gas and air' is an important analgesia for infants for short, painful procedures. Its fast action and almost immediate reversibility when the child stops inhaling facilitates its use and its tolerance. Subject to a medical prescription, it must be administered by a specially trained member of nursing staff.

KEYWORDS:

analgesia; analgésie; child; douleur induite; enfant; iatrogeny; iatrogénie; induced pain; mélange équimolaire oxygène-protoxyde d’azote (méopa); nitrous oxide and oxygen

PMID:
27444537
DOI:
10.1016/j.spp.2016.05.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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