Ketamine Infusion Therapy
- CRNA Spotlight on Ketamine
- Ketamine Infusion Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders and Chronic Pain Management, Practice Considerations
- Ketamine Infusion Therapy Checklist (login required)
- Ketamine Infusion Therapy Survey Report (login required)
- Standards for Nurse Anesthesia Practice
- Code of Ethics for the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
- Considerations for Adding New Activities to Individual CRNA Scope of Practice
- Non-anesthesia Provider Procedural Sedation and Analgesia, Policy Considerations
- The Role of the CRNA on the Procedure Team, Position Statement
- Exploring a Common Practice Question: CRNAs Asked to Practice as RNs, AANA NewsBulletin, September 2013
Sample Policies and Procedures
- Central Manchester University Hospitals: Continuous Ketamine Infusion Protocol for Pediatrics
- Harvard Pilgrim Health Care: Ketamine Hydrochloride for Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders and Pain Management
- University Health System: Ketamine Infusion Pain Management
- Anesthesiology News: Anesthesiologists Take Lead As Ketamine Clinics Proliferate
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Idaho: Intravenous Anesthetics for the Treatment of Chronic Pain
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Corporate Medical Policy: Intravenous Anesthetics for the Treatment of Chronic Pain
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Therapy for Depression
- Arunogiri S, Keks NA, Hope J. Should ketamine be used for the clinical treatment of depression? Australas Psychiatry. Aug 2016;24(4):381-384.
- Bobo WV, Voort JL, Croarkin PE, Leung JG, Tye SJ, Frye MA. Ketamine for Treatment-Resistant Unipolar and Bipolar Major Depression: Critical Review and Implications for Clinical Practice. Depress Anxiety. Apr 6 2016.
- Caddy C, Amit BH, McCloud TL, et al. Ketamine and other glutamate receptor modulators for depression in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015(9):CD011612.
- Fond G, Loundou A, Rabu C, et al. Ketamine administration in depressive disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychopharmacology (Berl). Sep 2014;231(18):3663-3676.
- Hasselmann HW. Ketamine as antidepressant? Current state and future perspectives. Curr Neuropharmacol. Jan 2014;12(1):57-70.
- Henderson TA. Practical application of the neuroregenerative properties of ketamine: real world treatment experience. Neural Regen Res. Feb 2016;11(2):195-200.
- Lapidus KA, Levitch CF, Perez AM, et al. A randomized controlled trial of intranasal ketamine in major depressive disorder. Biol Psychiatry. Dec 15 2014;76(12):970-976.
- Messer M, Hailer I. Maintenance ketamine treatment produces long-term recovery from depression. Primary Psychiatry. May 21, 2013.
- McGirr A, Berlim MT, Bond DJ, Fleck MP, Yatham LN, Lam RW. A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of ketamine in the rapid treatment of major depressive episodes. Psychol Med. Mar 2015;45(4):693-704.
- Murrough JW, Iosifescu DV, Chang LC, et al. Antidepressant efficacy of ketamine in treatment-resistant major depression: a two-site randomized controlled trial. Am J Psychiatry. Oct 2013;170(10):1134-1142.
- Newport DJ, Carpenter LL, McDonald WM, et al. Ketamine and Other NMDA Antagonists: Early Clinical Trials and Possible Mechanisms in Depression. Am J Psychiatry. Oct 2015;172(10):950-966.
- Niciu MJ, Luckenbaugh DA, Ionescu DF, et al. Clinical predictors of ketamine response in treatment-resistant major depression. J Clin Psychiatry. May 2014;75(5):e417-423.
- Rasmussen KG, Lineberry TW, Galardy CW, et al. Serial infusions of low-dose ketamine for major depression. J Psychopharmacol. May 2013;27(5):444-450.
- Singh JB, Fedgchin M, Daly EJ, et al. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, dose-frequency study of intravenous ketamine in patients with treatment-resistant depression. Am J Psychiatry. Apr 8 2016:appiajp201616010037.
- Solovitch S. Onetime party drug hailed as miracle for treating severe depression. The Washington Post. 2016.
- Stiles, L. Ketamine may provide lasting relief from depression. Psychiatry Advisor. March, 24 2016.
Therapy for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Cassels, C. Ketamine: New potential as rapid PTSD treatment not just for depression anymore? Medscape Medical News. April 17 2014. (Free Medscape login required)
- Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health. Intravenous Ketamine for the Treatment of Mental Health Disorders: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines. Ottawa (ON). Aug 20 2014.
- Feder A, et al. Efficacy of Intravenous Ketamine for Treatment of Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, JAMA Psychiatry. 2014;71(6):681-688.
- Womble, A. Effects of Ketamine on Major Depressive Disorder in a Patient with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, AANA J. 2013;81(2):118-119.
Therapy for Chronic Pain
- Birklein F, O'Neill D, Schlereth T. Complex regional pain syndrome: An optimistic perspective. Neurology. Jan 6 2015;84(1):89-96.
- Connolly SB, Prager JP, Harden RN. A systematic review of ketamine for complex regional pain syndrome. Pain Med. May 2015;16(5):943-969.
- Kim M, Cho S, Lee JH. The effects of long-term ketamine treatment on cognitive function in complex regional pain syndrome: A preliminary study. Pain Med. Aug 2016;17(8):1447-1451.
- Niesters M, Martini C, Dahan A. Ketamine for chronic pain: risks and benefits. Br J Clin Pharmacol. Feb 2014;77(2):357-367.
- O'Brien SL, Pangarkar S, Prager J. The use of ketamine in neuropathic pain. Curr Phys Med Rehabil Rep. 2014;2(2):128-145.
- Puchalski P, Zyluk A. Results of the treatment of chronic, refractory CRPS with ketamine infusions: a preliminary report. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. Jun 2016;48(3):143-147.
- Sheehy KA, Muller EA, Lippold C, Nouraie M, Finkel JC, Quezado ZM. Subanesthetic ketamine infusions for the treatment of children and adolescents with chronic pain: a longitudinal study. BMC Pediatr. 2015;15:198.
- Xu J, Yang J, Lin P, Rosenquist E, Cheng J. Intravenous therapies for complex regional pain syndrome: A systematic review. Anesth Analg. Mar 2016;122(3):843-856.