I am a clinical nurse specialist in a busy trauma center. Increasingly, we are using ketamine for procedures and pain management in adults. I thought ketamine was appropriate only for pediatric patients. Why has ketamine emerged again for adults? Also, we have seen a few cases of ketamine abuse over the past 3 months. Is ketamine abuse becoming more prevalent?
Author Affiliation: Nurse Researcher, Center for Nursing Excellence, Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio.
The author reports no conflicts of interest.
Correspondence: Patricia Anne O’Malley, PhD, RN, CNS, Miami Valley Hospital, 1 Wyoming St, Dayton, OH45409 (firstname.lastname@example.org).