Effect of prehospital initiation of therapeutic hypothermia in adults with cardiac arrest on time-to-target temperature.

OBJECTIVE Despite growing adoption, the impact of prehospital initiation of therapeutic hypothermia on outcomes of cardiac arrest patients is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine if prehospital administration of cold intravenous fluids improved the time-to-target temperature. METHODS All patients enrolled in an institutional post- cardiac… CONTINUE READING