Rapid agitation control with ketamine in the emergency department: How did we arrive here, and what does the future hold?

UBC Department of Emergency Medicine.
Provincial Rounds

Title
Rapid agitation control with ketamine in the emergency department: How did we arrive here, and what does the future hold?

Date
Wednesday, December 8, 2021, | 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join this online event here:

https://ubc.zoom.us/j/93725021134

Zoom ID: 9372 5021 134 / Passcode: 021134


Presenter

David Barbic, MD, MSc FRCPC
Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Department of Emergency Medicine
Scientist, UBC Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS)

Learning Objectives
At the end of the session, learners will be able to
• summarize the existing literature around intramuscular sedation in the emergency department,
• summarize the key findings of the most recent studies examining intramuscular ketamine for agitation control in the emergency department, and
• discuss future directions of care and research for agitation control in the emergency department.

Bio
Dr. Barbic is an emergency physician in St Paul’s Hospital, a clinical assistant professor with UBC Department of Emergency Medicine, and a scientist with UBC Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS).
David was born and raised in Vancouver and completed his master’s in Epidemiology and medical school at Queen’s University. He completed the Royal College Emergency Medicine training at McGill before working for a year in Toronto.
He is passionate about clinical emergency medicine and improving care for patients presenting to the emergency department with mental health and substance use challenges. When he’s not in the emergency department or doing research, you’ll find him running, biking, or hiking the North Shore trails with his dogs, or cheering his kids on at one of their many sporting activities.

 

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