Know what to expect during your Ketamine Infusion Therapy session
40 minute ketamine infusion
Ketamine infusions are 40 minute treatments for depression, anxiety, PTSD, and suicidal ideation. You will need to plan for approximately 1.5 hours for each visit. Prior to the infusion, an IV will be placed, baseline vital signs will be obtained and an informed consent will need to be signed. Discharge instructions will be provided prior to the start of the infusion.
During the infusion, we will monitor your vital signs every 15 minutes and assess your comfort level throughout the process. Patients report various changes during the infusion including cool extremities, hypersensitivity to sounds and smells, sensitivity to light and a “floating” sensation. Upon completion of the infusion, you will need approximately 30 minutes to recover and return to a level of comfort before being discharged.
Please prearrange to have a driver or a ride home, prior to your infusion appointment. Driving is restricted for 12-24 hours post infusion.
A final set of vital signs will be obtained and your IV will be removed. Our staff will contact you within 24 hours to do a follow up check on your progress and response to the treatment. If you are sensitive to cold we suggest bringing a warm jacket or blanket and for sensitivity to light, an eye mask or even sun glasses may be helpful.