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Several incidents have made headlines involving EMS administration of ketamine following an interaction between the patient and law enforcement. At least one of these incidents involves criminal charges against EMS personnel.
While ketamine administration is not warranted in most interactions between law enforcement and resisting subjects, it remains a valuable, lifesaving tool for certain agitated subjects in order to facilitate further medical evaluation. Join our panel of experts to learn what public safety agencies can do to mitigate the risk involved with prehospital ketamine use, prevent harm to patients, and develop shared understanding across fire, EMS and law enforcement.
Brent Myers, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAEMS
Program Manager, Lexipol
Chief (Ret.), Glenville (NY) Police Department
Deputy Chief, Exeter (RI) Fire Department
Attorney and Author, Fire Law Blog