Ketamine versus propofol in sedation of psychiatric patients requiring retrieval

Grant ID: EMSS-322R26-2016

Lay Summary

In this study, we will compare the safety and effectiveness of ketamine and propofol in sedating acute psychiatric patients needing aeromedical retrieval. We believe that this is the first trial of its kind which will elucidate the complications, the safety profile and effectiveness of the two drugs in sedating acute psychiatric patients. The study will be a prospective, open-labelled, randomised controlled trial. Patients will be drawn the Northern Territory and Queensland. Through this study, we will better inform clinicians in their choice of a suitable sedation agent and potential provide an additional sedation choice in aeromedical and other critical care environments. Furthermore, this research has the potential to establish sedation guidelines in the aeromedical retrieval of acute psychiatric patients for Australia and internationally.


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Amount Awarded
$8,400


Program


Grant Scheme


Status
Active


Principal Investigator:
Dr Vinay Gangathimmaiah


Co Investigators:
Ms Jodie Mills
Dr Mark Edwards


Institution


Collaborating Institutions


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