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Nitrous oxide for labor analgesia: expanding analgesic options for women in the United States.
TLDR
The use of N2O for pain management during labor, including its history, properties, clinical indications, and use and environmental safety issues, is discussed.
Nitrous Oxide for the Management of Labor Pain: A Systematic Review
TLDR
Evidence addressing nitrous oxide for the management of labor pain includes few studies of good or fair quality, and adverse effects reported in the literature were unpleasant side effects that affect tolerability, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and drowsiness.
Nitrous oxide as labor analgesia: clinical implications for nurses.
TLDR
Highlights of nursing care for women using self-administered nitrous oxide during labor and birth are presented.
Prevention of Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding.
TLDR
A case study approach is used to highlight common misconceptions about vitamin K prophylaxis and discuss a recent interprofessional collaboration to prevent vitamin K deficiency bleeding.
Nitrous Oxide Utility in Labor and Birth: A Multipurpose Modality
  • M. Collins
  • Medicine
    The Journal of perinatal & neonatal nursing
  • 1 April 2017
TLDR
A comparison of obstetrical use to use in the dental industry, examines the contraindications to, and implications for usage, and discusses logistical points of consideration for clinicians working with women using N2O for labor and birth are explored.
Establishing a volunteer doula program within a nurse-midwifery education program: a winning situation for both clients and students.
TLDR
The Nashville Volunteer Doula Program was formed to provide labor support to clients of a faculty nurse-midwifery practice and offers benefits to students as well as women who use the doula service.
Teaching Labor Support: An Interprofessional Simulation.
TLDR
An interprofessional simulation on labor support that involves the use of a standardized patient, a written scenario, an interprofessional team of nursing and midwifery students, faculty observations, and a reflective debrief is created to allow midw ifery students to practice intrapartum labor support techniques and interprofessional communication prior to entering the clinical setting.
Simulation: a new approach to teaching ethics.
TLDR
Realistic simulations with trained, standardized patients that present ethical problems to graduate-level nurse-midwifery students are described.
Team-based learning for midwifery education.
TLDR
A master's-level, nurse-midwifery, didactic antepartum course was revised to a team-based learning format and provided students with more opportunity to interact during on-site classes and may spur application of knowledge into practice.
A case report on the anxiolytic properties of nitrous oxide during labor.
  • M. Collins
  • Psychology
    Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal…
  • 2015
Widely used in Europe as a labor analgesic, nitrous oxide (N2O) is making a dramatic return in the United States. Valued for its analgesic properties, N2O also has anxiolytic characteristics. Fear
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