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Etomidate Vs. Ketamine: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

by Marco Torres
Nov 03, 2022
Background: Rapid sequence intubation (RSI) induction agent selection remains a heavily debated matter. Etomidate causes adrenal suppression in cri...
Tactical Medicine News

The EvK Trial: Ketamine vs Etomidate for Rapid Sequence Intubation

Background: The use of ketamine and etomidate for induction in rapid sequence intubation is heavily debated. The Ketased Trial (Jabre 2009) reporte...
Tactical Medicine News

Ep 171 Posterior Stroke, EP Lead, HEAR Score, Ketamine for Suicidal Ideation, Peer Support Workers – Highlights from Calgary EM Hodsman Lecture Day

In this special edition main EM Cases podcast episode we feature the highlights from live podcasts recorded at Calgary EM during their annual Hodsm...
Tactical Medicine News

3 reasons to use ketamine for prehospital analgesia

3 reasons to use ketamine for prehospital analgesia Dr. Ramon Reyes, MD With the increased use of ketamine by the military medics and emergenc...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Quick Hits 34 Carr’s Case, Septic Arthritis vs Transient Synovitis, Managing Tracheostomies, Ethylene Glycol Poisoning, Ketamine for Agitation

In this months EM Quick Hits podcast: The mighty return of Carr's Cases! Sarah Reid on differentiating septic arthritis from transient synovitis in...
Tactical Medicine News

EM Quick Hits 33 Polytrauma Tips & Tricks, Toxic Megacolon, ECG in PE, Patch Calls, CT Before LP, Nebulized Ketamine

In this month's EM Quick Hits podcast, Anand Swaminathan on tips and tricks in polytrauma, Rohit Mohindra on diagnosis and management of toxic mega...
Tactical Medicine News

Rebellion21: Ketamine vs Etomidate for RSI via Rob J. Bryant, MD

Ketamine has been the recent go to for the hemodynamically compromised intubation. In this 18-minute presentation from Rebellion in EM 2021, Rob J....
Tactical Medicine News

Rapid Agitation Control With Ketamine in the Emergency Department

Background/Introduction: Emergency department management of severe psychomotor agitation presents a unique challenge due to the undifferentiated na...
Tactical Medicine News

The KetaBAN Trial: Nebulized Ketamine for Analgesia in the ED

Background: Intravenous sub-dissociative dosed ketamine has gained an expanded role in the management of a variety of acute painful conditions in t...
Tactical Medicine News

Does Co-Administration of Haldol or Versed Diminish Recovery Agitation with Ketamine in Adults Undergoing Procedural Sedation?

Background: Working in the emergency department means frequently performing painful procedures on patients, often we turn to procedural sedation to...
Tactical Medicine News

The Evolution of Ketamine for Severe Agitation

EMS rolls in with a 28 year-old male brought in for severe agitation after being found smashing glass bottles in the street. As police approached h...
Tactical Medicine News

EMU365 Pediatric EM Expert Panel

This EMU 365 video features Drs. Anthony Crocco, Farhan Bhanji and Angelo Mikrogianakis on a potpourri of Pediatric Emergency topics including pedi...
Tactical Medicine News

Ep 115 Emergency Management of the Agitated Patient

Managing acutely agitated patients can cause anxiety in even the most seasoned emergency doctor. These are high risk patients and they are high ris...
Tactical Medicine News

Is Ketamine Contraindicated in Patients with Psychiatric Disorders?

Background: In recent years, ketamine use has dramatically increased in the Emergency Department (ED). There are four major indications for the use...
Tactical Medicine News

Episode 97 EM Literature Review 2016 from EMU & Whistler Conferences

Quick and insightful reviews of 17 important adult and pediatric emergency medicine studies from 2016: The PROCAMIO study for stable VT, platelets ...
Tactical Medicine News

Etomidate vs Ketamine in Trauma RSI

Background: Etomidate and ketamine are both routinely used as induction agents during rapid sequence intubation (RSI) in trauma patients. It is wel...
Tactical Medicine News

CritCases 6 – Airway Obstruction

In this EM Cases CritCases blog - a collaboration with STARS Air Ambulance Service, Mike Betzner, we present a challenging airway obstruction case,...
Tactical Medicine News

Episode 79 – Management of Acute Pediatric Asthma Exacerbations

In this EM Cases episode on Pediatric Asthma we discuss risk stratification (including the PASS and PRAM scores), indications for CXR, the value of...
Tactical Medicine News

Episode 76 Pediatric Procedural Sedation

In this EM Cases episode on Pediatric Procedural Sedation with Dr. Amy Drendel, a world leader in pediatric pain management and procedural sedation...
Tactical Medicine News

Episode 74 Opioid Misuse in Emergency Medicine

Pain leads to suffering. Opioid misuse leads to suffering. We strive to avoid both for our patients. On the one hand, treating pain is one of the m...
Tactical Medicine News

Episode 68 Emergency Management of Sickle Cell Disease

A recent needs assessment completed in Toronto found that Emergency providers are undereducated when it comes to the Emergency Management of Sickle...
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