Chapter 3. New Directions in Acute Pain Management: Ketamine

  1. Eloise Carr Associate Dean2,
  2. Mandy Layzell Lecturer Practitioner Advanced Specialist Nurse3 and
  3. Martin Christensen PhD member Senior Lecturer4
  1. Gillian Chumbley PhD Consultant Nurse

Published Online: 21 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318722.ch3

Advancing Nursing Practice in Pain Management

Advancing Nursing Practice in Pain Management

How to Cite

Chumbley, G. (2010) New Directions in Acute Pain Management: Ketamine, in Advancing Nursing Practice in Pain Management (eds E. Carr, M. Layzell and M. Christensen), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318722.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Health & Social Care, Bournemouth University, UK

  2. 3

    Acute Pain Team, Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

  3. 4

    School of Health & Social Care, Bournemouth House, Bournemouth University, UK

Author Information

  1. Pain Service, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405176996

Online ISBN: 9781444318722

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Keywords:

  • new directions in acute pain management - ketamine;
  • concept of preventative analgesia in pain management;
  • abnormal pain transmission when NMDA receptor is active;
  • potential role of ketamine in chronic post-surgical pain;
  • incidence of chronic post-surgical pain;
  • patient-controlled analgesia (PCA);
  • acute pain service using ketamine in clinical area, Perth;
  • ketamine, one of everyday drugs in armoury of medications used to treat pain;
  • protocols, guidelines and policies;
  • ketamine for pain relief evaluation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Developing the service

  • Challenges in implementing a new service or area of practice development

  • Evaluation of using ketamine for pain relief

  • Justifying the advanced nursing contribution

  • Conclusions

  • References