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Pain Dose Ketamine - #PHARMFAX

The more drugs you have in your drug bank, the more options you have for patient-centered interventions.

 

The more drugs you have in your drug bank, the more options you have for patient-centered interventions. Ketamine is an anesthetic that has many uses, including analgesia. The intended therapeutic effect is dose-dependent, and there’s a fine line between subdissociative and full dissociative dosing of ketamine. Dissociation means disconnection of your brain from outside stimuli. Using ketamine for pain control is another treatment modality that reduces opioid tolerance. The benefits of ketamine over opioids for analgesia include preservation of respiratory drive and considered to be more stimulating in regards to hemodynamics. Its important that you know how to administer medication and just not indication. The risk of pushing ketamine too fast include apnea and dissociating patients into the K-hole. Motov and colleagues compared low dose ketamine as an IV push to IV piggyback. The latter method of administration produced lower instances of patients feelings of unreality and less sedative effects. Safety is our priority in patient-centered interventions. For more PHARMFAX in the drug bank, I’d appreciate a follow @pharmwyze on Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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