Reply To: Ketamine Drips for Pain Control for patients with GI GVHD

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    Member
    November 4, 2014 at 8:30 am

    This has also happened to some of our patients and they were sent to the PICU for the ketamine drip.  We have only done ketamine on the floor for end of life.

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    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States
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    Original Message:
    Sent: 11-04-2014 07:11 AM
    From: Caroline Costello
    Subject: Ketamine Drips for Pain Control for patients with GI GVHD

    Hello,
    We have a patient with Grade 3 GI GVHD who has been having severe abdominal pain and cramping despite several pain interventions.  We decided to use a Ketamine drip and faced the challenge should he be in the ICU or on the HSCT Unit.  Do any other programs use Ketamine drips for pain management and if so do you keep them on the HSCT unit? 
    Thank you,
    Caroline

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    Caroline Costello
    Boston Children’s Hospital
    Boston, MA
    United States
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