The Ketamine use for procedural sedation CPG has been updated and reviewed by the CPG committee.
The Key points for the CPG are
- Ketamine is a safe and effective procedural sedation option for children in the emergency department setting
- Ketamine is a potent sedative, amnestic, analgesic and anaesthetic agent
- 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