Do you deliver supplemental oxygen and how? Through an oxygen cannula or with a nitrous hood?
It’s important to know if your patient—sedated or not—is adequately ventilating. But as you know, at a certain level of sedation, the natural drive to breathe can be inhibited. So it’s critical to pay close attention to a patient’s breathing when he/she is sedated.
It may sound complicated; however it’s actually quite simple. The same nitrous hood you use everyday can be adapted … Continue Reading How to Modify a Nitrous Hood to Monitor CO2