A Safe Rescue Anesthesia Package for Obstetric Emergencies When No Anesthetist is Available: Every Second Matters for Mothers and Babies – Ketamine (ESM-Ketamine)

Presenter: Thomas Burke, Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Global Health and Human Rights

Session Objectives: (1) To understand and review the ESM-Ketamine package [5-day training course, Checklist, Wall chart, ESM-Ketamine kit]; (2) To understand and review how ESM-Ketamine is best integrated into comprehensive emergency obstetric care in order to increase access to caesarean section and other urgent and emergent surgical conditions; (3) To understand implementation challenges and lessons learned to-date; (4) To review the case distribution in the data-base [over 215 cases as of  May 1, 2015].