Dexmedetomidine and ketamine for ICU sedation

January 7, 2021

The purpose of this activity is to review the use of dexmedetomidine and ketamine for sedation in an intensive care unit. This activity will focus on reviewing clinical trials and systematic review articles to describe the appropriate use of dexmedetomidine and utilizing ketamine as an off-label agent for sedation in an intensive care unit.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacy learning objectives

  1. Describe current recommendations regarding sedation in the ICU
  2. Review the pharmacology of dexmedetomidine and ketamine
  3. Analyze literature evaluating dexmedetomidine and ketamine for sedation

Pharmacy technician learning objectives

  1. Recognize medications used for sedation in the ICU
  2. Describe the role dexmedetomidine and ketamine in an ICU setting
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
01/07/2021
Course expires: 
02/24/2021
Event starts: 
01/07/2021 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
01/07/2021 - 1:00pm
Cost:
$0.00
ChristianaCare Health System
Newark, DE
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose
 
Planning committee members
Tep Kang, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
ChristianaCare Health System
 
Shriji Amin, PharmD
PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident
ChristianaCare Health System
 
Presenter
Shriji Amin, PharmD
PGY-2 Critical Care Pharmacy Resident
ChristianaCare Health System
Joint Accreditation Statement:
 
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and Christiana Care Health System.  Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
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Designation Statements:
 
PHARMACY
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-071-L04-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-071-L04-T
CEU
Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 General CEU – Attendance

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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