Critical education for

the modern emergency nurse

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the pharmacodynamics/ pharmacokinetics of ketamine
  • Discuss new and novel uses of ketamine
  • Explore common indications, dosing, and key nursing considerations for ketamine in emergent patients
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Interesting new look:

Article looking at the effects of naloxone on the anti-depressant effects of ketamine:

Williams NR, Heifets BD, Blasey C, Sudheimer K, Pannu J, Pankow H, Buckmaster CL, Hawkins J,

     Birnbaum J, Rodriguez CI, Lyons DM, S. A. (2018). Opioid Receptor Antagonism Attenuates

     Antidepressant Effects of Ketamine. American Journal of Psychiatry, in press(11), 1–11.