We have been using portable/mobile nitrous oxide units in our PED for the
past 5 years.
We have had no documented serious adverse events, with our most common
adverse event being vomiting (about 8%).
Although this is a bit higher than what is reported in the literature
(including settings outside of the OR, not just PED), I suspect our higher
prevalence of vomiting may be related to the proximal administration of
opioids that probably occurs more frequently in the PED compared to other
I am not aware of increased side effects when using portable compared to
wall mounted units.
Director of Pain Management and Sedation Program
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
NYP Morgan Stanley Childrenšs Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC
Department of Pediatrics
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY
On 2017-08-09, 10:06 AM, "Pediatric Emergency Medicine Discussion List on
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>Sorry if this has been asked before, is anyone using portable Nitrous in
>their ED or is everyone who is using Nitrous using a Wall mounted unit?
>If you are using the portable I am curious what your experience has been
>with this. Reportedly there are more side effects with a portable unit?
>Brian Sanders, MD
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