This technique is based on the inhalation of medical gas, which has no smell or color and is normally used to reduce pain, helping to promote a greater collaboration on behalf of the child during painful procedures.
A simple and non-invasive technique
The use of this technique in Pediatrics results in a state of conscious sedation. This means that the child will be able to respond throughout the procedure. It can be used, during small interventions, such as dressings, reducing simple fractures, among others.
The best thing about conscious sedation is that needles are not necessary! All that is required is for the child to breathe through a mask, that is placed in the face.