GeriMedRisk - Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology Rounds

GeriMedRisk offers free monthly webcast accredited educational rounds on topics related to safe prescribing for older adults. For more information please join our mailing list. Registration is required to attend.


GeriMedRisk July Rounds

Low-Dose Ketamine for Analgesia: Safety and Efficacy in Older Adults



Dr. Adrianna Rowe MD, FRCPC

Dr. Adrianna Rowe is an emergency physician at the University Health Network in Toronto, and a recent graduate of the University of Toronto's Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology fellowship program. She is passionate about medical education, with a particular interest in curriculum development and creating educational opportunities in clinical pharmacology & toxicology for health practitioners from diverse training backgrounds. She is currently enrolled in the University of Toronto's Master Teacher Program (2021-2023). 



Learning Objectives:

At the end of the presentation, the learner will be able to: 

  1. Describe the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of ketamine in older adults 
  2. Evaluate evidence on the safety and analgesic efficacy of low-dose ketamine in older adults 
  3. Identify potential situations where low-dose ketamine could be an appropriate analgesic for acute pain treatment in older adults

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Accreditation Statement:

GeriMedRisk- Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology Rounds is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


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