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Implementation of Therapeutic Hypothermia Protocol: Restoring Neurological Functioning in Post-Cardiac Arrest Patients
What are we looking to improve?
Induced hypothermia has been applied for a variety of medical conditions, most effectively in patients who are comatose after cardiac arrest. The practice (which follows guidelines from the American Heart Association and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation) calls for patients who experience a return of spontaneous circulation after cardiac arrest to be promptly cooled to 32 degrees to 34 degrees Celsius. Study data shows improved neurological recovery in these patients. Through our initiative, we want to bring cardiac patients to full neurological recovery after warming.
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