The second edition contains a new chapter on pediatrics, a new chapter on commonly asked questions, revision to reflect the updated guidelines of the American Society of Anesthesiology, descriptions and photos of the most recent equipment, and updated information on issues of biohazards. The chapter titles include manufacturing and distribution of N2O and O2 gases, patient assessment, N2O abuse issues, titration of N2O/O2 gases, recovery from sedation, and multidisciplinary application. The volume is well illustrated with b&w photos. Clark teaches at the U. of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Brunick teaches at the U. of South Dakota. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
This handbook reviews all the necessary information regarding the various areas involved with nitrous oxide sedation. The purpose is to reeducate the reader about nitrous oxide. Such an objective is worthy due to the use of nitrous oxide in dentistry. This objective is met, and the book is casual in style and easy to read. It is written for both practitioners and students. The authors are both very credible on the subject matter. It covers clinical and nonclinical areas; an historical overview; ethical and legal concerns; risks and benefits; and reviews on pain and anxiety, economical considerations, and physical properties. The best feature is style, as it is very easy to read. It is thus easily available to handle a quick question, or review an area regarding the subject. This is a quality, easy to read handbook about nitrous oxide. For both the neophyte or traditional user, this is a text that can be of benefit to the reader.