There’s a severe lack of evidence about how to best utilize the drug Ketamine in the out of hospital environment. Any “research” that’s done comes from either the OR, ICU, or if we’re lucky the ED. We’re forced to extrapolate from those studies what we can about how to best apply their findings to the out of hospital environment.
This was a lecture I gave at the Estes Park Critical Care Conference on February 6, 2019 in Estes Park Colorado. The purpose of this lecture was to dispel some of the fears prehospital and transport providers have about Ketamine, and to hopefully spark further conversations about how we should be utilize this medication in the out of hospital environment.