Use of ketamine in uncontrolled acute and procedural pain
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Use of ketamine in uncontrolled acute and procedural pain

Gillian Chumbley Consultant nurse, Pain service, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London

This article explores the role of ketamine in pain management. Ketamine is an analgesic used to treat uncontrolled acute and procedural pain. It has protective properties and can prevent patients from developing persistent pain. In sub-anaesthetic analgesic doses, ketamine is a safe drug and produces minimal side effects.

Nursing Standard. 25, 15,35-37. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.12.25.15.35.c8206

Correspondence

gillian.chumbley@imperial.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review