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Inhalation

Section 6: Restricted activities that do not require an order

Inhalation

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(1)

(e)

administer

 

 

 

(i)

the following by inhalation:

 

 

 

 

(A)

oxygen or humidified air;

 

 

 

 

(B)

a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide, for the purpose of pain management during labour

The Regulation states that registered nurses may administer oxygen or humidified air without an order. Registered nurses are also permitted to administer a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide (such as Entonox) to labouring women to manage pain.

CRNBC Limits and Conditions

Registered nurses who administer a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide must follow decision support tools established by Perinatal Services BC (PSBC).

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