The Use of Ketamine in Critically Ill Adults & Children

Activity Type: Knowledge-based  
CE Credit: 
No CE is offered with this activity.
Activity Fee: 
Members/Non-Members - Free

Overview

This educational activity analyzes treatment applies recent literature and logistical considerations in the use of ketamine in cases involving critically ill adult and pediatric patients. The development of strategies for the effective use of ketamine for pain management and attenuation or reversal of opioid tolerance in patients in the emergency department or intensive care unit will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • Apply recent literature and logistical considerations in the use of ketamine in cases involving critically ill adult and pediatric patients.
  • Develop strategies for the effective use of ketamine for pain management and attenuation or reversal of opioid tolerance in patients in the emergency department or intensive care unit.
  • Explain the role of ketamine in adult and pediatric patients with status epilepticus.
  • Compare and contrast the use of ketamine for pain management, attenuation of opioid tolerance, and treatment of status epilepticus, between adult and pediatric patients.

Speakers

Kaitlin Hughes, PharmD, BCPPS
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

James Gilmore, PharmD, BCCCP, BCPS
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center