Seems like ketamine may be EMSs version of the MRAP. Too much firepower in the "civilian" world.Yikes, ketamine is something that we use very sparingly in the ED, with a MD right there pushing it, a code cart, and respiratory standing by.
Giving that in the field sounds like a recipe for death...like, you know...here.
That's fairly aggressive chemical restraint for the field. Yikes.
Admittedly, though, I'm ignorant to any literature on prehospital ketamine use aside from what was posted here.
I've never pushed ketamine, nor ordered it, but I do know that we have a formalized protocol for its use and it's a moderately highly monitored situation.