AANA | Ketamine Infusion Centers: From Inception to Infusion



“My first thought was – why can’t we do this here?”

What is ketamine, what sort of drug is it and how is it used? How was it first synthesized? Was it intentionally found or another of science’s happy accidents?

This piece is a fascinating look into the history and future of ketamine with a focus on outpatient infusion centers. Could this unusual and “dirty” drug – meaning it acts on many parts of the body and is not fully understood – have incredibly useful consequences for people who face the grueling task of handling depression or a post traumatic stress disorder?

We look at the research and evidence base regarding ketamine, how it is effective for different disease processes and how the drug might be more widely used in the future. It appears to have come into something of a renaissance, “thank you for getting the word out about ketamine”.

Check out the clinic here:

Presented by Desiree Chappell and Monty Mythen with Tracy Young, MSNA, MBA, CRNA, CEO of YPS Anesthesia, he also a two time past State President for the Louisiana State Association of Nurse Anesthetists as well as currently sitting on several other boards.

Source: Youtube