cardiac arrest Archives - Critical Care Practitioner

Therapeutic Hypothermia…discussions abound!

Tweet Targeted temperature management at 33C versus 36C after cardiac arrest Nielsen et alNew England Journal of Medicine, 12 2013, vol./is. 369/23(2197-206), 0028-4793;1533-4406 “Unconscious survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have a high risk of death or poor neurologic function. Therapeutic hypothermia is recommended by international guidelines, but the supporting evidence is limited, and the target […]


Tweet Large studies report 15 to 20% survival hospital discharge following IHCA1. Fifty-six percent of our patients survived to hospital discharge. The majority of survivors had a good neurologic outcome. Therapeutic hypothermia should be considered for any patient who is comatose following a witnessed, acute cardiac arrest, regardless of the arrest location or initial rhythm […]

CCP Podcast 017: Simon is one of the First 2 Act.

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSTweet Simon Cooper is an Associate Professor at Monash University in Australia and developed the First2Act website which looks at the management of the deteriorating patient using multi media teaching tools. The website is a free resource and will prove very helpful for those trying […]