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Ketamine for the Critically Ill Patient - Part 2

Course Overview

This class will cover the most common uses of Ketamine in the prehospital and critical care transport environment today including analgesia, sedation, and induction for RSI. Plus, I’ll share some new concepts based on current research for how we may use Ketamine in the future.

I'll also present a case that demonstrates a new concept in Difficult Airway Management using Ketamine that will hopefully open up a conversation between you, your leadership, and your medical director about how best to care for patients with massive facial trauma.

Goal:

Improve your application of Ketamine to your clinical practices and expand your thinking about how Ketamine may be used under different circumstances.

Objectives:

  • Describe the optimal way to deliver analgesic dose Ketamine

  • Describe the optimal way to deliver sedation dose Ketamine for Excited Delirium

  • Describe the optimal way to deliver Induction Dose Ketamine for RSI

  • Describe how Ketamine may be used as a “Rescue” therapy for the Crashing Asthmatic.

  • Describe how Ketamine may benefit patients suffering from Refractory Status Seizures

  • Describe how Ketamine may be used to manage the patient with massive facial trauma and a compromised airway.

This class qualified for 1 hours of CE’s