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Eschtike Schulenburg and Anthony Absalom
Eschtike Schulenburg and Anthony Absalom
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Launch date: 17 May 2018
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Last updated: 29 May 2018

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This session covers the induction agent ketamine. Ketamine is unique due to its potent analgesic properties, but its routine use is limited by adverse psychological emergence reactions.

Renewed interest in ketamine is due to the availability of S(+) ketamine and its role in acute opioid tolerance and hyperalgesia.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe the physicochemical structure of ketamine
• Describe the pharmacokinetics of ketamine
• Describe the pharmacodynamic effects of ketamine on the cardiovascular, respiratory and central nervous systems
• Describe the indications and contraindications of ketamine for routine use in anaesthesia
• Explain the role of ketamine in the management of pain, opioid tolerance and hyperalgesia
• Describe the importance of the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor in the action of Ketamine
• Explain the role of S(+) ketamine
Eschtike Schulenburg and Anthony Absalom

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Eschtike Schulenburg and Anthony Absalom
on behalf of Health Education England

Eschtike Schulenburg -
Senior Clinical Fellow
Eschtike Schulenburg MBChB MMED FCA is a Senior Clinical Fellow at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, with special interest in neuro anaesthesia. She qualified from the University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa.

Anthony Absalom -
Consultant Anaesthetist, professor of anaesthesia, University Medical Centre Groningen in the Netherlands
Anthony Absalom MBChB FRCA MD qualified from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and trained in anaesthesia in East Anglia and Scotland. His research interests include measurement of anaesthetic depth, pharmacology, and mechanisms of anaesthetic action.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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