Tag Archives: sedation

Caring for Autistic Patients

If you’ve ever cared for an autistic patient, I suspect you have seen that there are stress points for you, the patient, the family, staff… everyone involved. A medical facility, especially a hospital or emergency department, is an extremely challenging environment for someone with autism. As medical providers, we have little to no training in …

The Brain on Ketamine

Reuben Strayer from empdates.com is our guest to discuss proper dosing of ketamine. Take home message: At very low dose, you get analgesia with minimal effect on perception and emotion. At a very high dose, you’re going to get dissociation. In between high and low doses, you don’t know what kid of response you’re going to get. …