Much of the existing literature encourages six Ketamine Assisted Therapy sessions over three weeks for the most promising results. Based on our own experience, we agree with this recommendation: Multiple sessions allow for doses to be adjusted incrementally, and a relatively short window of time for the series of six sessions allows the patient to stay curious and engaged. In addition to the six Ketamine Assisted Therapy sessions, our process includes two pre-ketamine orientation sessions and a post-ketamine integration session.
Although ketamine has a high safety profile and is considered by the WHO as one of the top ten essential drugs in the world, our team follows strict safety measures during each session, maintaining up-to-date appropriate emergency training, and ensuring that all drugs and equipment are available on hand in the rare event that it would be needed.
When ketamine is used in Ketamine Assisted Therapy, the dosage is approximately four times lower than dosages used for anesthetics. In comparison to other anesthetic agents, ketamine allows patients to continue to breathe normally and has minimal effects on the cardiovascular system.
During the session: Patients are monitored for any side effects, and appropriate treatment is given if required. There is regular monitoring of vital signs such as heart rate, saturation, and blood pressure.