Development of an evidence-based outpatient ketamine infusion policy

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This project’s objective was to formulate an outpatient ketamine infusion policy that promotes consistent and evidence-based care within a specified hospital system” Allen et al (2018).

Abstract:

Current literature supports using ketamine for both acute and chronic pain management. It is imperative that the development of evidence-based protocols and policies keep pace with health care delivery to ensure patient safety. This project’s objective was to formulate an outpatient ketamine infusion policy that promotes consistent and evidence-based care within a specified hospital system. This policy addresses potential side effects and minimization of adverse events by addressing patient selection, level of nursing care required, appropriate monitoring, and staff education.



References:

Allen, C.A., Conner, R. and Ivester, J.R., Jr. (2018) Ketamine Infusions for Outpatient Pain Management: A Policy Development Project. Journal of Infusion Nursing. May 31st. .

doi: 10.1097/NAN.0000000000000284

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