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The Ketamine Challenge: Pros and Cons for EMS

EMS use of ketamine is relatively new. Evidence suggests it is both safe and effective for Excited Delirium Syndrome, procedural sedation, and analgesia. This potent, general anesthetic agent also creates unique challenges heretofore unknown in EMS. This course will review the background of EMS ketamine, use in multiple clinical settings, the ketamine dosing spectrum, special considerations (e.g., lookalike packaging and the need for dilution), and the recognition and management of potential complications.

Course Type: Full-length Course

Course Duration: 60 min