Why nitrous oxide is nothing to laugh about
Stuart McKenzie Clinical nurse manager, Ailsa Hospital and Woodland View Hospital, NHS Ayrshire and Arran, RCN mental health forum
Also known as ‘hippy crack’, this fast-acting anaesthetic gas enjoys the reputation of being harmless, but could be lethal
This year’s RCN congress agenda contained a matter for discussion proposed by the college’s mental health forum and relating to the increasing use of the anaesthetic gas, nitrous oxide, to gain a ‘high’.
Mental Health Practice. 22, 3, 13-13. doi: 10.7748/mhp.22.3.13.s9