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Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest.
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PMID:  22705495     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Irreversible brain damage and death are common outcomes after cardiac arrest, even when resuscitation is initially successful. Chances for both survival and a good neurologic outcome are improved when mild hypothermia is induced shortly after reperfusion. Unfortunately, this treatment is often omitted from advanced cardiac life support protocols. The authors discuss the efficacy of therapeutic hypothermia, indications and contraindications for its use, various induction methods, associated complications and adverse effects, and nursing care specific to patients undergoing this procedure.
Jessica L Erb; Marilyn Hravnak; Jon C Rittenberger
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of nursing     Volume:  112     ISSN:  1538-7488     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Nurs     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-28     Completed Date:  2012-09-12     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372646     Medline TA:  Am J Nurs     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-44; quiz 46,45     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; N    
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian Shadyside Hospital, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Advanced Cardiac Life Support / methods
Heart Arrest / nursing,  therapy*
Hypothermia, Induced* / adverse effects,  methods,  nursing
Hypoxia-Ischemia, Brain / etiology,  prevention & control*
Reperfusion Injury / prevention & control

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