Ketamine hydrochloride has a wide range of effects in humans including analgesia, anaesthesia, hallucinations, raised blood pressure and bronchodilation. It is primarily used for the induction and maintenance of general anaesthesia, usually in combination with some sedative drug.
This one day knowledge-based ketamine training course focuses on interventions, effects on health, psychiatric implications and effective treatment and support. The course covers;
- History of Ketamine.
- Different types & routes of use.
- How Ketamine works.
- Psychiatric Issues.
- Current medical research.
Aims and objectives
- Increase knowledge and awareness of the issues relating to Ketamine use.
- Increase knowledge of how Ketamine is used and the effects upon individual’s physiology and neurology.
- Understand the possible affects on health.
- Increase confidence in working with this client group.
- Increase competence in working with this client group.
Staff that will benefit from this training include:
Drug Workers & Managers, Social Workers, Health / Mental Health Workers, Nurses & GPs, Psychiatrist, Youth Workers, Anti-Social Behaviour Workers, Youth Offending Teams, Probation Staff, Prison Staff, Teachers, University Staff, Student Unions, Housing Workers, Community Wardens, Police Community Support Officers and Police Officers.
Drug and alcohol national occupational standards
- AA1 Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists.
- HSC233 Relate to, and interact with, individuals.
- HSC3111 Promote the equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities of individuals.
- AB2 Support individuals who are substance users.
- HSC33 Develop your own knowledge and practice.
- AD1 Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects.