June 1, 2023: Hackett Award
Ketamine for Agitation: Should it Stay, or Should it Go?
This talk will provide a summary of available knowledge and expert recommendations for managing patients receiving ketamine for acute agitation and continuous sedation in hospital settings, including discussion of knowledge gaps and controversies.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
Upon completion of the activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages for the use of ketamine for acute agitation and continuous sedation in hospital settings.
- Identify gaps in knowledge about the use of ketamine in hospital settings and areas for future research.
- Apply existing data regarding the use of ketamine for agitation to current clinical practice.
Anastasia Evanoff, MD
Anastasia Evanoff, MD
PGY4 Psychiatry Resident
MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program
Dr. Anastasia (Tasha) Evanoff is a graduating PGY4 psychiatry resident in the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. She attended college at Harvard University, majoring in Neurobiology, and attended medical school in her hometown at Washington University in St. Louis. Her passion for psychiatry led her back to Boston to attend the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. During residency, Tasha was selected as an APA/APAF Public Psychiatry Fellow, and as co-chief resident of Blake 11, the MGH inpatient med/psych unit. She has participated in numerous research projects and is an active member of the Clinical Educator Program. Her interests within psychiatry include psychotic disorders, serious mental illness and LGBTQIA+ mental health. Upon graduation, Tasha will be an attending psychiatrist at McLean Hospital in the Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder Inpatient Program.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 1.00 Participation
This course allows other providers to claim a Participation Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
Participation Certificates will specify the title, location, type of activity, date of activity, and number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ associated with the activity. Providers should check with their regulatory agencies to determine ways in which AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ may or may not fulfill continuing education requirements. Providers should also consider saving copies of brochures, agenda, and other supporting documents.
- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.