Pre-hospital use of ketamine for analgesia and procedural sedation.

@article{Bredmose2009PrehospitalUO,
  title={Pre-hospital use of ketamine for analgesia and procedural sedation.},
  author={Per P. Bredmose and David J Lockey and Gareth Grier and Bradley Vince Watts and Gareth Edward Davies},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  year={2009},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={62-4}
}
The safe delivery of adequate analgesia and appropriate sedation is a priority in prehospital care. The use of ketamine is described for analgesia and sedation in 1030 trauma patients in a physician-led prehospital trauma service. Ketamine was mainly used in awake non-trapped patients with blunt trauma for procedural sedation and analgesia. Detailed database searches did not demonstrate loss of airway, oxygen desaturation or clinically significant emergence reactions after ketamine… CONTINUE READING
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