This week Graeme and I sit down for the first time in nearly a year and do a bit of a deep dive on the use of nitrous oxide as an analgesic in labour. We drop a few dad jokes, discuss the history of inhaled analgesics, nitrous oxide use around the world, the evidence, the environmental concerns and other interesting anecdotes.
Do you have nitrous oxide on labour ward in your part of the world? Send us a comment and let us know!
ANZCA Blue Book 2021 (Australasian Anaesthesia) – go to page 183
Safety and Utility of Nitrous Oxide for Labor Analgesia APSF Journal June 2020