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Ketamine For The Critically Ill Patient - Part 1
Apr
25
10:00 AM10:00

Ketamine For The Critically Ill Patient - Part 1

Course Overview

Ketamine is one of the hottest, most widely discussed medications to find its way into a paramedics drug bag in a long time, but how well do you really understand this remarkable drug?

This class is the first in a 2 part series on Ketamine that will provide you with a deeper understanding of this drug so you can make better decisions about when, and how, to use it to take better care of your patients.

Goal:

Develop an in depth understanding of the pharmacodynamics of Ketamine.

Objectives:

  • Describe how Ketamine works in the body

  • Describe the basic concept of a Medication Dose Response Curve

  • Describe the Ketamine Dose Response Curve

  • List the 3 primary dose ranges for Ketamine

  • State the optimal dosing and delivery method for Analgesic Dose Ketamine

  • State the optimal dosing for dissociative dose Ketamine

  • Explain the risks associated with using suboptimal dosing

  • Describe the most common side effects associated with Ketamine and how to manage them.

This class qualified for 1 hours of CE’s

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Ketamine for the Critically Ill Patient - Part 2
Apr
25
11:00 AM11:00

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

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Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation w/ Melissa Verseman
Apr
26
10:00 AM10:00

Pediatric Mechanical Ventilation w/ Melissa Verseman

A Live Online class with Melissa Verseman, Respiratory Therapist, Pediatric / Neonatal Transport RT, and Critical Care Flight Paramedic, from Beyond the BVM on the fine art of pediatric mechanical ventilation.

Course Topics Include:

Normal pediatric ventilation values.

Restrictive ventilation strategies. 

Obstructive strategies.

Non-invasive ventilation.

Tips and tricks for difficult patients.

The class will wrap up with an open forum for discussion.

Class includes 2 hours of CEU’s

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