Live Expert Interview: Ketamine & Neuromodulation

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Live Expert Interview: Ketamine & Neuromodulation

Live Expert Interview: Ketamine & Neuromodulation
Recorded live at Prova Education's From Guideline to Practice in Pasadena, CA, Drs. Rosenberg & Prager discuss strategies for managing ketamine.

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Time to complete: 15 minutes


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  • Overview

    Ketamine is a medication approved for use in hospitals and other medical settings to induce anesthesia, produce relaxation, and relieve pain. Because of its hallucinogenic, and dissociative effects ketamine is used recreationally, and can potentially be associated with dangerous adverse health effects, including psychological addiction.

    During this interview, Dr. Prager will explain strategies to manage adverse effects of ketamine and reduce patients’ risks, including less frequent risks associated with its use in combination with birth control and opioids. Strategies for managing patients’ expectations regarding opioid use and reduce abuse will also be discussed.

  • Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative (TOPEC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. TOPEC resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.

    Matt T. Rosenberg, MD
    Mid-Michigan Health Centers
    Jackson, MI

    Financial Disclosure:
    Consulting Fees: OPKO
    Commercial Interest Speakers Bureau: Astellas, OPKO
    Stocks: OPKO

    Joshua P. Prager, MD, MS
    Center for Rehabilitation of Pain Syndromes at UCLA
    Los Angeles, CA

    Financial Disclosure:
    Consulting Fees:Abbott, St. Jude


    • Sean T. Barrett has nothing to disclose.
    • Carole Drexel, PhD has nothing to disclose.
    • Kia K. Gray, MPH has nothing to disclose.
    • Ashley Rosenthal has nothing to disclose.
  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

    • Summarize how the hallucinogenic, and dissociative side effects of ketamine can be reduced to allow safe use of the agents for pain control
    • Manage patients’ expectations regarding pain management with opioids and ketamine, including potential risks when used in combination 
  • Target Audience

    This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of the practicing Family Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Physician Assistant, and Nurse Practitioner. 

  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    The Omnia-Prova Education Collaborative, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of .25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Provider

    Prova Education designs educational activities based on evidence-based medicine, needs and gaps analyses, learner feedback, and more. Its mission is to serve as an innovative and relevant resource for clinical content and educational interventions across a broad spectrum of specialties.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of TOPEC and Prova Education. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patients’ conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of Prova Education you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restriction, of that site.

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