Consensus Guidelines on the Use of Intravenous Ketamine Infusions for Acute Pain Management

Ketamine use in doses lower than used for anesthesia has grown for indications of severe depression, chronic pain and acute pain. Guidelines for the use of intravenous ketamine infusions for acute pain have been developed by key pain associations and experts in pain medicine. “The goal of this document is to provide a framework for doctors, for institutions and for payers on use of ketamine for acute pain, who should get it and who should not get it,” guideline author Steven Cohen, MD, from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, told Medscape Medical News.

 Link to: Reg Anesth Pain Med (7/2018)