AANA Journal Course: No. 37, Pt. 6 - Nitrous Oxide for the Management of Labor Analgesia

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Associate Member (Student) Price: $21.00

Members Price: $35.00

1.0 Class A Credit
Course Expiration Date: 2/12/2021

Explore current practice standards for use of nitrous oxide in managing labor analgesia.


Overview of Course

The purpose of this activity is to provide the learner with an overview of nitrous oxide and the current practice standards for use of nitrous oxide in managing labor analgesia.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Desribe the pharmacologic properties and effects of nitrous oxide for both mother and fetus.
  2. Identify indications and contraindications for use of nitrous oxide during labor.
  3. Discuss current evidence-based data regarding the safety and efficacy of nitrous oxide as an effective treatment modality in labor, specifically related to healthcare provider safety.
  4. Desribe safe and effective nitrous oxide administration techniques and patient education, with focus on the importance of self-administration and scavenging system use.

Verification of Participation

The participant will have only 1 opportunity to successfully complete the course post-test, which is comprised of 10 random questions pulled from the test pool of questions. The passing score of at least 80% is required for the exam in this course. If the participant fails the post test, he or she will not receive CE credits for this course.

Accreditation Statement

This course has been prior approved by the AANA for 1.0 Class A CE credit; AANA Code Number: ________.

Course Expiration Date: 2/12/2021.

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing Provider Number: 10862.