Help Select Appropriate Acute Pain Patients for IV Ketamine
Can IV ketamine be used for acute pain in the emergency department?
Yes, in select patients.
You may already use IV ketamine 1 to 2 mg/kg for procedural sedation. This may require a certified prescriber...a second clinician to monitor airway and vitals...and waking the patient in a low stimulation environment to reduce hallucinations or psychotic-like effects.