Ketamine for Pain Relief

General EM PGY1 PGY2 PGY3 PGY4

I used Low Dose Ketamine for Pain relief in ED, and I had a very good experience with it, but new study in AJEM Feb, 6, showed that compare with morphine ,LD Ketmaine shares same characteristics  regarding vital signs changes , adverse events, provider, and nurse satisfaction scores. The only difference was LDK provided maximum pain score reduction within 5 minutes versus Morphine within 100 min. LD ketamine means 0.3 mg/kg IV, and Morphine was used as 0.1 mg/kg.

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