Ketamine for Control of the Agitated Patient

Can Ketamine be used for the control of the agitated patient? CASE A patient is brought into the emergency department in an agitated state. There is a history of recent drug use, potentially amphetamines. The patient has been treated with Midazolam and doses of Droperidol are added. However there is a significant delay in the…

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Treating Patients on Stimulants

Here is a case, you are probably all familiar with: The police arrive with a patient that was “out of control”. He is known to take illicit substances. He went home earlier today, where he lives with his mother and ‘punched her in the face’, before running off. Police were called and he was later found naked,…

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