Meeting Archive:
Nitrous Oxide Use in Labor and Immediate Postpartum

Meeting Description:

The purpose of this activity is to enable the learner to expand their knowledge with new information on the use of nitrous oxide in the LDR setting.

  • Identify key strategies for successful nitrous oxide (N2O) implementation
  • Describe nitrous oxide (N2O) and its use for the management of labor and immediate postpartum pain
  • Describe the historical perspective of nitrous oxide and the impact of its use in the US
  • Describe the maternal and fetal effects associated with use of nitrous oxide (N2O)
  • Explain how nitrous oxide is used by the patient
  • Differentiate which patients are best suited for nitrous oxide (N2O) use
  • Explain occupational exposure and how risk is minimized
Evaluation and post-test provided immediately following the webinar (internet browser must remain open).  Certificates provided via email approximately 1-2 weeks following the live presentation.
1.0 Contact Hour:
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Northeast Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™:
Women & Infants Hospital is accredited by the Rhode Island Medical Society to sponsor intrastate continuing education for physicians.  Women & Infants Hospital designates this online educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
No individual in a position to control content for this activity has any relevant financial relationships to declare.
Date: Tue, Feb 12, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): NPIC Education Services
 Presenter Information
Walidah Karim, DNP, RN, CNM
Walidah Karim is a Board Certified Nurse Midwife in the Cone Health Medical Group, Greensboro, North Carolina.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, and her MS Nurse-Midwifery from Frontier Nursing University. She has been involved in the implementation of the use of nitrous oxide in the LDR at Cone Health.