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The future of ketamine in EMS and how it could change

In this episode, our co-hosts discuss the use of ketamine in EMS and new legislation that may restrict its use, as well as the broader implications of legislators weighing in on EMS practices


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On this episode of Inside EMS, co-hosts Chris Cebollero and Kelly Grayson discuss a new piece of legislation proposed in Colorado that would limit the use of ketamine by EMS providers, as well as similar laws being considered in other states. The conversation also delves into how to treat excited delirium, as well as the implications of legislators creating laws governing EMS and how that will affect providers in the future.

What do you think of Chris and Kelly’s discussion? Should ketamine use by providers be restricted? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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