These are a guide only, each patient will need a bespoke approach depending on their pre-existing condition, degree of cardiovascular compromise, conscious level and drugs already administered. Clearly you also need to remain within your scope of practice and the guidelines for your organisation.
- For analgesia (IV/IO): 0.1 – 0.5mg/kg
- For analgesia (IN): 3mg/kg
- For sedation (IV/IO): 1mg/kg
- For sedation (IM): 4-5mg/kg
- For anaesthesia (IV): 1-2mg/kg
Click here for an example of how ketamine can affect patients.
Know the concentration you carry!
Click here for an example of what can occur if the incorrect concentration of ketamine is administered.
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