what 3 options of pain relief do we have?
what is entonox and what are it's properties?
50% nitrous oxide
what are the advantages of entanox?
rapid pain relief
minimal side effects
no cardiac or respiratory depression
effects rapidly reversed
50% o2 is valuable in many medical or trauma conditions
when can entanox be used and 4 examples of when it's use is beneficial?
any patient in pain and there are no contra indications
sprains/ strains/ dislocations
what temperature does the o2 and nitrous oxide start to sperate in entanox
how should the cylinder be stored before use? and what happens if this is not practical?
horizontally for 24 hours
10 degrees or above
temp 10 degrees or above for at least 2 hours
placed in warm water for 5 minutes- then completely inverted 3 times
should entanox be documented?
yes on PRF
let hospital staff know patient has use it
what are the presentations of paracetamol and ibuprofen?
para 120mg in 5ml
para 250mg in 5ml
para 16 x 500mg tablets
ibuprofen 16 x 200mg
what are the indications of use for paracetamol?
relief of mild to moderate pain and/or high temperature
what are the indications for use for ibuprofen?
relief mild to moderate pain
soft tissue injuries
what are the actions for the 3 drugs?
analgesic (pain relieving)
antipyretic (temperature reducing)