Policy Number

MC-LD-040

NSHA MC-LD-040 Nitrous Oxide Administration in Labour and Delivery

Description

The purpose of this policy is to outline a pain relief option for labouring patients at term or preterm gestations, in a manner that is safe for the patient and the Health Care Team. Nitrous oxide may be used in environments where epidural anesthesia is not readily available, when the patient does not prefer an epidural or narcotic analgesia, and/or when the labour or delivery is precipitous.

Documents

NSHA MC-LD-040 Diagram and Pre-use Checklist for Porter

NSHA MC-LD-040 PRO-NOX - Nitrous Oxide Delivery System