TITLE

Stock your emergency department with ice packs: a practical guide to therapeutic hypothermia for survivors of cardiac arrest

AUTHOR(S)
Green, Robert S.; Howes, Daniel William
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/13/2007, Vol. 176 Issue 6, p759
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the use of induced hypothermia for patients of cardiac arrest. According to the article, patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest with ventricular fibrillation and tachycardia suffer with anoxic brain injury and should be treated with induced hypothermia. The article also discusses the use of ice packs to minimize neuronal damage to patients after cardiac arrest.
ACCESSION #
24225657

 

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