Perioperative Low-Dose Ketamine Infusion and its Impact on Postoperative Pain: An Evidence Based Practice Analysis
Joseph Edward van den Hoven, DNAP, CRNA
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Acute pain after surgery is a common problem with multiple consequences. Patients, anesthesia professionals, and surgeons want adequate pain control with minimal side effects. Opioid analgesics are commonly relied upon in the perioperative and postoperative periods to provide analgesia. Large doses of opioids are associated with sedation, respiratory depression, pruritus, nausea, vomiting, and potentially opioid induced hyperalgesia (OIH).1 The use of multimodal analgesia targeted at different pain mechanisms both peripherally and centrally has been reported to decrease pain and reduce opioid consumption.
|Type||Other Graduate Paper|
|Review Type||Faculty Approved: Degree-based Submission|
|Research Approach||Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice|
|CINAHL Subject(s)||Ketamine--Administration and Dosage;
Postoperative Pain--Prevention and Control;
Nursing Practice, Evidence-Based;
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