Update from the K-Hole: Ketamine in the ED

In this post, we discuss the pharmacology, myths, and a myriad of roles for Ketamine in the ED; including analgesia, sedation, agitation, alcohol withdrawal, and suicidal ideation. Part I: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of ketamine Produced in 1970s, structurally related to PCP Use declined with: advent of propofol, increasing documented cases of abuse, concerns regarding side effects and ICP effects1 Relegated […]