{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} The Use of Ketamine for the Management of Acute Pain in the Emergency Department

Activity Steps

Purpose of Activity

To examine the use of ketamine to manage pain in emergency department patients, including its pharmacology, indications, adverse effects, and contraindications, while also discussing new guidelines for the use of this analgesic medication.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. List the indications and contraindications for the use of ketamine in managing acute pain in the emergency department.
  2. Review the various adverse effects of ketamine.
  3. Describe the current guidelines for administering ketamine to manage acute pain and counteract its adverse effects.
Price: $17.95


  • ANCC 1.5 CH / 1.5 APH
  • DC - BON 1.5 CH
  • FL - BON 1.5 CH
  • GA - BON 1.5 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, and Georgia Board of Nursing, #50-1223.

Awarded Advanced Pharmacology Hours

Test Code: AENJ0419A
Published: Apr/Jun 2019
Expires: 3/5/2021
Required Passing Score: 14/18 (77%)
Authors: Wesley D. Davis, DNP, ENP-C, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC, CEN; Kristina A. Davis, DNP, ENP-C, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC, CEN; Katie Hooper, PharmD