Updated CPG: Ketamine use for procedural sedation

The Ketamine use for procedural sedation CPG has been updated and reviewed by the CPG committee.

This CPG forms part of a suite of CPGs relating to sedation, other topics are Procedural sedation and Nitrous oxide – oxygen mix

The Key points for the CPG are

  1. Ketamine is a safe and effective procedural sedation option for children in the emergency department setting
  2. Ketamine is a potent sedative, amnestic, analgesic and anaesthetic agent
  3. This guideline relates to the use of ketamine for procedural sedation. Detailed description of other uses (analgesia, agitation, pre-sedation, rapid sequence induction) are beyond the scope of this guideline



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