Hey. I a new nurse and have been working in the CTICU for about 3 months.....i know, that practically makes me an expert now, go ahead and hand me the scalpel. Anyways I was taking care of a post CABG fresh out of the OR and heard the anesthesiologist talking about how she didn't use gas, but used ketamine. I'm not very familiar with all of the drugs anesthesia uses, but that was the first time i had heard of them using that drug for that type of procedure. I was too busy taking care of the pt, and didn't get a chance to ask her about it...could u fill me in?

Is this a new trend in anesthesia?

Are there any tips for taking care of pt's after ketamine, is there anything i should watch out for? etc.