Why Emergency Departments Love Ketamine

Author: Phyllis L. Hendry, Sophia S. Sheikh

This course will discuss the use of ketamine in emergency departments (EDs) for the management of pain and procedural sedation in adults, children, and high risk populations. Ketamine has been used for years in pediatric procedural sedation and has now become the "go-to" drug for adult subdissociative analgesia in ED, trauma, and prehospital settings and in patients with chronic opioid use or those at high risk for addiction. (Recorded at PAINWeek 2016)

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