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Three main Elements of Equipment required for Inhalation Sedation:
Dedicated Inhalation Sedation Flowmeter: Analogue or Digital
Dental Scavenging; active
Medical Gases; oxygen & nitrous oxide
Inhalation Sedation Flowmeters
There are currently approximately 7 main types of dedicated
Statement : “Any patient can have a medical emergency during dental treatment”
Of course, everyone hopes it will never happen to them – but what if it does? Would you be prepared and able to cope – are your drugs and equipment in date and ready for use?
Infection Control procedures for use and care of this type of equipment are frequently misunderstood and the intention of this article is to guide and assist with provision of a suitable Infection Control Protocol.
Section 1. Inhalation Sedation Flowmeters
As defined in ‘A Conscious Decision’
The current recommended U.K exposure levels for nitrous oxide are 100 ppm (parts per million) over an 8-hour TWA (Time Weighted Average).
Suggested methods for complying with this exposure level are:
Use of an efficient Active Scavenger Breathing System (scavenging at the nasal mask; air flow
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