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Patient death resulting from out-of-hospital ketamine administration is exceedingly rare, according to a new study released today.
Staff at Hennepin Healthcare say the hospital system too often resorts to sedating, secluding and physically restraining patients.
The report suggested policy should be changed so paramedics prioritize patient safety rather than act as an “arm” of the police department.
A man who says he was given the powerful sedative ketamine against his will during a 2020 encounter with Lakewood police sued the officers, paramedics, medical providers and others involved with the incident.