The nitrous oxide sedation program at Children's of Minnesota was developed using a model of physician-nurse collaboration supported by nurse directors, anesthesia, critical care, radiology, and nurse pioneers to improve care for pediatric patients. Since its inception, the program has experienced widespread appeal among patients, families, and practitioners.
The program's success includes a high level of patient, family, and staff satisfaction
, as well as increased efficiency in targeted patient care areas
. The success of the program has generated interest among our colleagues in the community and across the nation. In the spirit of improving the health care experience for all children, we are proud to share the following tools and resources that may be helpful in considering the development of a nitrous oxide sedation program.