A Terrible Ketamine Mistake From The Journal Of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Reuben Strayer of the outstanding blog, Emergency Medicine Updates, posted the following on his twitter account, @emupdates on Oct 1, 2019:

Dr. Simon’s harrowing physician-as-patient case report, an opportunity to consider best use of ketamine for PSA.

Also, parenteral opioids are not second-line agents for severe acute pain.

Also, K comes in several concentrations. Double-check your dose.

Dr. Strayer has posted a link to Dr. Simon’s article, Ketamine: Safe Until It’s Not – A Terrifying Trip to the K-Hole [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text PDF]. J Emerg Med. 2019 Sep 24. pii: S0736-4679(19)30564-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2019.06.046. [Epub ahead of print].

Note to myself: You cannot review the above article too often.

And in his twitter post Dr. Strayer shares the following graphic to underline his twitter post’s points:


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