We are currently in the (very) preliminary stages of possibly creating a protocol for N.O. use by RN's in our ED for sedation during minor procedures. RN's use it daily in the L&D department. I know that this is not exactly the same use and the N.O. to O2 percentages are not the same in the blender. And from what I've seen with it's use in L&D it doesn't offer much "sedation" as such (which is a good thing in that setting), so I am looking specifically for ED use. Anyone use N.O. in their ED? Anyone know where I can read current policies specifically for this use? I'm just looking to read them to get some ideas on how other ED's use the gas, like I said we are still VERY early in this process.
P.S. This post could be appropriate for nurses who use N.O. in an ambulatory clinic, urgent care, or minor OR too...