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Ketamine for military prehospital analgesia and sedation in combat casualties
  1. Ross Moy1 and
  2. C Wright2
  1. 1Emergency Department, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK
  2. 2Emergency Department, St Mary’s Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Ross Moy, Emergency Department, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK; ross.moy{at}nhs.net

Abstract

Ketamine is an effective drug for battlefield analgesia. Recent evidence suggests that it can be safely and effectively used by Level 6 Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (PHEC) practitioners. This article presents a review of the evidence, and outlines the future use of ketamine for provision of analgesia and sedation in combat casualties.

  • pain management
  • trauma management

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Footnotes

  • Contributors RM wrote the article. CW suggested the original idea, and confirms that the article corresponded with current UK MOD PHEC policy.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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