Ketamine is a drug with complex pharmacology and a number of potential clinical effects and uses including a dose-dependent central nervous system continuum from analgesia through to sedation, partial dissociation and complete dissociation. In this episode I discuss this drug based around the following points:
How does ketamine work? What does it do?
Continuum of central nervous system effects
Is ketamine contraindicated with raised intracranial pressure?
Ketamine is sympathomimetic
What about ketamine in cats with HCM
Can ketamine be used as a sole agent?
Is ketamine contraindicated with raised intraocular pressure?
Ketamine in caesarean section
Other bits ‘n’ pieces
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