Administration of nitrous oxide to pediatric patients provides analgesia for venous cannulation.

@article{Henderson1990AdministrationON,
  title={Administration of nitrous oxide to pediatric patients provides analgesia for venous cannulation.},
  author={Jasmine Monica Henderson and Deborah Gail Spence and L M Komocar and G E Bonn and Robert J Stenstrom},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={1990},
  volume={72 2},
  pages={269-71}
}
To determine whether administration of nitrous oxide, 50% and 70%, could provide analgesia and anxiolysis during venous cannulation in pediatric patients, 165 ASA Physical Status 1 patients scheduled for elective surgery were studied. Children, 3 weeks to 18 yr of age, were randomly assigned either to receive nitrous oxide, 50% or 70% in oxygen, or 100% oxygen via mask or to a group breathing room air, for 3 min prior to and during venous cannulation. A blinded observer using a behavioral scale… CONTINUE READING