I frequently see both residents and attendings inappropriately using ketamine for agitated patients. Inappropriately both by giving it when it is unecessary and giving it in poor fashion when it is indicated.
Danger, Disruption, and Reub Strayer
In this episode, I discuss the takedown and restraint of the violent, agitated delirium patient. This is a team sport and requires a coordinated approach for the safety of the patient and staff.