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This document provides a two-page summary of the research undertaken as part of the R2HC-funded study Every Second Matters–Ketamine Humanitarian Crisis.

Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies – Ketamine for Painful Procedures and Emergency Caesarean Section (ESM-Ketamine) is a package of measures designed to be used in contexts where there is no anaesthetist. This study helped gain a clearer picture of the feasibility, safety and cost-effectiveness of ESM-Ketamine in humanitarian and resource-limited settings and produced a manual to guide providers in the use of ketamine as an anaesthetic.

This Snapshot summarises:

  • Background to the research and how the research was conducted,
  • Key findings,
  • Implications for humanitarian practitioners and policymakers,
  • Recommendations,
  • Further reading.

 

Related Resources

Peer Reviewed Health Systems & Services

Safety and Feasibility of a Ketamine Package to Support Emergency and Essential Surgery in Kenya when No Anesthetist is Available: An Analysis of 1216 Consecutive Operative Procedures

Peer Reviewed Injury & Rehabilitation

Intraoperative awareness and experience with a ketamine-based anaesthesia package to support emergency and essential surgery when no anaesthetist is available

Manual

ESM-Ketamine Manual

Peer Reviewed Injury & Rehabilitation

Feasibility of a Ketamine Anesthesia Package in Support of Obstetric and Gynecologic Procedures in Kenya When No Anesthetist is Available.

Article Injury & Rehabilitation

The role of ketamine in addressing the anesthesia gap in low-resource settings

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