15.1.2 Inhalational anaesthetics
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Important: Drugs in this section should be used only by doctors with anaesthetic training and when resuscitation equipment is available.
Volatile liquid anaesthetics
Note: Desflurane is reserved for use in bariatric surgery and hepatic surgery.
Nitrous oxide cylinders size D, E, G
- Nitrous oxide 50% with oxygen 50% (Entonox) cylinders size D,F,G
Note: MHRA safety notice
Neurological and haematological toxic effects can occur with prolonged use of nitrous
oxide. Neurological effects can occur without preceding overt haematological changes.
Assessment of vitamin B12 levels should be considered before nitrous oxide anaesthesia
in people with risk factors for deficiency.
Last updated by: Carol Webb on 12-05-2011 15:29