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Does a Licensed Physician Need to Be Present During Ketamine Infusions?


Licensed Physician

Breaking Down the Intricacies of Ketamine Therapy

When it comes to the world of ketamine therapy, there's a vast spectrum of practices. In some clinics, it's the physician who takes the reins, administering the IV ketamine therapy themselves. However, other clinics opt for a different approach, with a CRNA or APP (NP/PA) handling the infusion while the physician is either on-site or reachable via phone.


So, What's the Best Practice?

The million-dollar question, right? Well, the answer is as unique as you are. We believe that having a licensed physician present during the infusion is the best route, especially for those just starting out in this field. But ultimately, the choice is yours to make. We encourage you to ponder on what you believe is best for the patient. After all, we've all taken the Hippocratic Oath to do no harm and to always act in the best interest of our patients. So, whichever path you choose, ensure it aligns with this core principle.


Related FAQs: Ketamine Treatment Staffing Models & Regulatory Changes


How Do I Determine the Best Staffing Model for My Clinic?

Given the variation in who administers ketamine infusions across clinics, you might be wondering what staffing model will best suit your clinic. Key considerations include patient safety and comfort. Our hot take? Always prioritize patient care and safety - the rest will follow.


Should I Expect Similar Regulatory Changes in Other States?

With the recent law change in Utah, you might be wondering if you should brace for similar shifts in other states. Our advice? Stay ahead of the game, but don't let potential changes deter you from starting your ketamine clinic.


Are you keen on learning how to start your own ketamine clinic or incorporate ketamine infusions into your existing practice? If that's a resounding "yes", we've got the perfect course for you! Stay in the loop by registering for our Free Ketamine Clinic Masterclass.

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