Nitrous Oxide Inhalation Analgesia for Dental Hygienists
Patient anxiety has always been a major issue in dental offices. As of 2016, the state of Wisconsin granted dental hygienists the ability to administer nitrous oxide analgesia to their patients under the direction of a dentist. Gain the skills to confidently administer nitrous oxide analgesia as a Wisconsin dental hygienist. Learn about nitrous oxide benefits, its long-term safety record, best clinical practices, legal and pharmacology aspects, patient anxiety and equipment considerations.
Specialized certification in nitrous oxide administration is granted upon successful completion of the board-approved course and practice inductions through the accredited FVTC dental hygiene program. Giving this option during dental hygiene care enhances the delivery of patient care, resulting in a satisfied patient experience. Consequently, patients return for ongoing care and improved oral health will be appreciated by both the patient and dental providers.
On-site training is available upon request with the sponsor organization providing the required supervising dentist. The on-site training includes 4 hours of pre-work, 4 hours of lecture and 4 hours of clinical application including three inductions on a peer to meet Wisconsin state requirements.
Benefits & Outcomes
**Benefits of Nitrous Oxide Inhalation Analgesia:**
- Increased patient comfort during procedures
- Safe and effective
- Short recovery time
- Easy to administer
- Benefits of nitrous oxide analgesia
- Long term safety record of nitrous oxide
- Best clinical practices and legal aspects for nitrous oxide inhalation in Wisconsin
- Pharmacology of nitrous oxide
- Physiological and psychological aspects of anxiety
- Contraindications for nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia
- Nitrous oxide equipment and troubleshooting problems