Ketamine: We need to continue to advocate against scheduling

Ketamine: We need to continue to advocate against scheduling Can J Anesth/J Can Anesth (2017) 64:904–907 DOI 10.1007/s12630-017-0915-z EDITORIALS Marie-Claude Gregoire, MD, MSc, FRCPC Received: 25 May 2017 / Accepted: 13 June 2017 / Published online: 19 June 2017 Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society 2017 In the midst of a busy medical practice in Canada, it is easy highly trained staff. They used a standard initial dose to to forget that access to postoperative pain relief has not simplify the dosing protocol, and they changed doses based always been universal in our country. In this issue of the on a simple treatment algorithm. The authors note that the Journal, Tuchscherer et al. remind us that most patients in cost per injection of subcutaneous ketamine is Can $0.40. developed countries take certain entitlements for granted, To put this cost in context, the average the Rwandan’s which, unfortunately, are far from accessible to all. Their hourly salary in 2012 was 450 Rwandan francs (Can study explored the potential use of subcutaneous ketamine $0.75). The use of ketamine represents a creative, for pain following major surgery in Rwanda; their results apparently safe, efficacious, and inexpensive treatment showed that ketamine appears to be safe within the range of for postoperative pain, which is clinically Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie Springer Journals

Ketamine: We need to continue to advocate against scheduling

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