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Ketamine1- Procedural Sedation Apnea

June 27, 2016

For those who believe in the false statements like "Etomidate doesn't cause hypotension." 

You are also likely to believe  like I did that "Ketamine doesn't cause Apnea." It's a sedative. Or acts like one when in the beginning part of the disassociation that the brain forgets to breath for the lungs. Just be ready for it within the first 2 to 5 minutes of ketamine on a patient please. Faster the push and higher the dose based on patient's body weight, the higher the likelihood of this Apnea phenomenon happening. 

 

I talk about this case more in the Simulation Lab I study and practice in.

This is written after the Ketamine interest that was induced by Dr. Min LeCong a.k.a. #Ketaminh, after reading pharmhospital.com.

 

 

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