Title

Ketamine Use in Palliative Care

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

10-9-2019

Comments

Presentation: 43:09

Abstract

Objectives

At the conclusion of this talk the learner will:

  • Understand the history and basic pharmacology of ketamine
  • Understand the relevant research on ketamine use in cancer-related pain
  • Understand the challenges to treating depression in palliative care and hospice patients and how ketamine can benefit these patients
  • Be able to identify patients who may benefit from ketamine treatment
  • Recommend an initial dosing regimen for ketamine
  • Appreciate the vast amount of current and future research into ketamine

Outline

  • Brief history of ketamine
  • Pharmacology
  • Use in cancer-related pain
  • Use in other chronic pain
  • Use in depression
  • Ongoing investigations

Language

English

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