Ketamine3- Intoxicated Escape Patient

June 27, 2016

Maybe intramuscular dose Ketamine as suggested on the internet, 3-5mg/kg  on the patient who is already intoxicated from alcohol is not safe. Maybe less. I had fooled myself after the prior case Ketamine2 regarding my intoxicated beat up patient with bumps on his head. That patient didnt get hypoxic after given the IM ketamine. I learned. The patient didn't appreciate the effort or mistake thankfully.

Pain dose ketamine 0.3mg/kg in 100ml iv piggy bag dose would have been much safer. Just 20mg ivpb for a 70 kg patient. 

I wonder after this case.



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