Tag: Ketamine

Etomidate Vs. Ketamine: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Background: Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) induction agent selection remains a heavily debated matter. Etomidate causes adrenal suppression in critically ill patients triggering a groundswell of support in favor of ketamine. (Albert 2011, Jabre 2009) However, the existing literature comparing etomidate …

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The EvK Trial: Ketamine vs Etomidate for Rapid Sequence Intubation

Background: The use of ketamine and etomidate for induction in rapid sequence intubation is heavily debated. The Ketased Trial (Jabre 2009) reported no significant difference between the two induction agents. However, recently the National Emergency Airway Registry reported ketamine is …

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Rebellion21: Ketamine vs Etomidate for RSI via Rob J. Bryant, MD

Ketamine has been the recent go to for the hemodynamically compromised intubation. In this 18-minute presentation from Rebellion in EM 2021, Rob J. Bryant, MD reviews several studies of Ketamine vs Etomidate to clarify the current rationale for or against …

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ResuscitationThoracic and Respiratory

Rapid Agitation Control With Ketamine in the Emergency Department

Background/Introduction:¬†Emergency department management of severe psychomotor agitation presents a unique challenge due to the undifferentiated nature of patient presentations, need for situational awareness, necessity for rapid sedation, all while ensuring safety and efficacy. Commonly used agents include a combination of …

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The KetaBAN Trial: Nebulized Ketamine for Analgesia in the ED

Background: Intravenous sub-dissociative dosed ketamine has gained an expanded role in the management of a variety of acute painful conditions in the ED (REBEL EM).¬† When IV access is not readily available or unobtainable, sub-dissociative dosed ketamine can be given …

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Procedures and Skills