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In this quick review, Dr. Julian Marsden talks to EM Network member Dr. David Barbic, who gives an overview of his recently published article, Rapid Agitation Control with Ketamine in the Emergency Department: A Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial. The study was published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine online, on Aug. 2nd, 2021.

David walks through his motivation for the research, the study set up, key take-home points, and how the findings can be interpreted in rural EDs.

Listen to the extended version (26 mins): An in-depth look at the study.

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Dr. David Barbic
David Barbic is an emergency physician at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. He is also a Clinician Scientist at the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHÉOS). David’s particular clinical interest is in patients presenting to the ED with mental health and substances issues and traditionally underserved patient populations.

Dr. Julian Marsden
Julian Marsden leads the development of the Clinical Resource Program for the BC Emergency Medicine Network. He has been an emergency physician for 27 years and currently works in the emergency departments of St Paul’s, Mount Saint Joseph’s, and Vancouver General Hospital. Julian has a strong interest in knowledge translation and quality improvement.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the BC Emergency Medicine Network.


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