A case of hypothermic cardiac arrest treated with an external chest compression device (LUCAS) during transport to re-warming.

@article{Holmstrm2005ACO,
  title={A case of hypothermic cardiac arrest treated with an external chest compression device (LUCAS) during transport to re-warming.},
  author={Peter Holmstr{\"o}m and James Boyd and Marko Sorsa and Markku J. Kuisma},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2005},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={139-41}
}
The recommended treatment for severe hypothermia with circulatory collapse is re-warming using cardiopulmonary by-pass. This may require transporting a patient to hospital with on-going cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Manual CPR during patient transport may result in sub-optimal chest compressions and can be a hazard for the ambulance crew. We report a case of a patient with a core temperature of 22.2 degrees C and crew-witnessed cardiac arrest due to hypothermia. After unsuccessful… CONTINUE READING
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