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Why fixed bolus dosages for combative pt/RSI rather than a weight based dosing as you have done in trauma?

Concern for overdosage in trauma. Too much ketamine will dick up our neuro exam in a trauma patient if the ketamine is given for pain when the intent is not to knock them out. For the RSI/STI/sedation, there is a wide therapeutic index for the dissociative doses, so we are not as concerned about an overdose.


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