Podcast #15: Ketamine!

Run Time: 4 minutese302afab-8674-450e-b3fd-aa3095617d67

Author: Dr. Michael Hunt

Educational Pearls:

  • Ketamine is a dissociative anesthetic that can be used for sedation, anesthesia, or to calm down agitated patients.
  • Can be given IV at 1-2 mg per kilo or IM at 4-5 mg per kilo every ten minutes and will last anywhere from five to thirty minutes depending on administration.
  • Complications include laryngospasm (1%), increased IC pressure, increased ocular pressure, rash (15%), and acute psychosis.

Link to Podcast: http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/ketamine/

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