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Implementation of a Hospital-wide Protocol for Induced Hypothermia Following Successfully Resuscitated Cardiac Arrest.
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PMID:  21119341     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Permanent neurologic impairment following cardiac arrest is often severely debilitating, even after successful resuscitation. Therapeutic hypothermia decreases anoxic brain injury and subsequent cognitive deficits. Current practice guidelines recommend therapeutic hypothermia in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. To address the multifacets of therapeutic hypothermia, we assembled a multidisciplinary task force including members from various specialties to create an evidence-based guideline with transparency across disciplines and consistency of care. We describe our institutional guidelines for the initiation and management of induced hypothermia in patients successfully resuscitated from a cardiac arrest.
Paul M Szumita; Steven Baroletti; Kathleen Ryan Avery; Anthony F Massaro; Peter C Hou; Carol Daddio Pierce; Galen V Henderson; Peter H Stone; Benjamin M Scirica
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical pathways in cardiology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1535-2811     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Pathw Cardiol     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101165286     Medline TA:  Crit Pathw Cardiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  216-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
From the *Department of Pharmacy, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; †Department of Pharmacy, MetroWest Medical Center, Framingham, MA; Departments of ‡Medicine, §Emergency Medicine, ¶Nursing, and ∥Neurology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA; and **Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA.
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