have epinephrine conveniently available for anaphylaxis
monitor injection site for signs of swelling or infection
check sensorium distal to injection site - ex. wiggle toes
general inhaled anesthetics
minimum alveolar concentration is the minimum concentration of the drug that will produce immobility in 50% of patients exposed to a painful stimulus. The more concentrated the the air the fater the uptake. Which is why gas is given by a mask.
history of gas
was first invented in the 1800's. Nurses administered gases doctors did not take over till after WW2.
nitrous oxide was used by sigmond freud in sniff parties