Effort to limit ketamine use by Colorado paramedics, police advances toward governor’s desk
The bill comes two years after the death of Elijah McClain, a Black man who was injected with the drug while under arrest in Aurora in 2019.
Medics in Colorado dosed 902 people with ketamine for “excited delirium” in 2.5 years, including Elijah McClain
101 fire and rescue agencies in Colorado are allowed to administer ketamine. In 17% of the instances when they used the drug for "excited delirium" serious complications arose.
Vail, Beaver Creek patrollers are trading in their skis for ambulance keys in Eagle County’s coronavirus fight
Eagle County Paramedic Services’ pandemic plan worried most about what happens when crews get sick. The statewide shutdown of ski resorts sent patrollers to the rescue.