Tag Ketamine
CCC Critical Care compendium 340


Ketamine: phencyclidine derivative hypnotic and analgesic. NMDA receptor antagonist resulting in dissociative anaesthesia (profound analgesia with superficial sleep); interacts with opioid receptors - mu, delta and kappa
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Ketamine RSI for head injury

Traditionally ketamine was contra-indicated for use in rapid sequence intubation of the head injured patient. This view has since been debunked. Recent evidence suggests that ketamine may actually be useful in this setting
Paediatric Perplexity 340 256

Nasal foreign body

A case-based Q-and-A on procedural sedation using ketamine to remove a button battery from a child's nose. What if laryngospasm occurs?