Bringing research to the bedside: the role of induced hypothermia in cardiac arrest.

@article{Cushman2007BringingRT,
  title={Bringing research to the bedside: the role of induced hypothermia in cardiac arrest.},
  author={Lisa Cushman and Mary Lou Warren and Sarah L Livesay},
  journal={Critical care nursing quarterly},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={143-53}
}
Despite progress in resuscitative practices, there has been little improvement in mortality and neurologic morbidity outcomes after cardiac arrest. Updated resuscitative guidelines were published in 2005, and included changes in resuscitation measures and recommendations in postresuscitation interventions including induced hypothermia. Treatment with induced hypothermia after cardiac arrest for up to 24 hours has been shown to significantly improve the neurologic outcomes and mortality in… CONTINUE READING

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