Therapeutic Hypothermia Research Paper

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Therapeutic Hypothermia in Post Cardiac Arrest Patients Anderson,RN, MSN, CCRN, Rhonda. "Ask The Experts." CCN.AACN 27.5 (2007): 61-62. Web. The Article talks about what the criteria for inducing hypothermia in patients that are post cardiac arrest. Patients should have their ROSC evaluated. The article talks about how PEA, asystole arrest or in hospital arrest has not been studied but may be applied. Some Patients are excluded because of secondary diagnosis. The goal of hypothermia in patients is to reach a core body temperature of 33 degrees Celsius to 34 degrees Celsius in 6 to 8 hours. Chamorro, Carlos, Jose M. Borrallo, Miguel A. Romera, Jose A. Silva, and Bárbara Balandín. "Anesthesia and Analgesia Protocol during Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest." Anesthesia & Analgesia Protocol During Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest: A Systematic Review 110.5 (2010): 1328-335. Print. This article talks about the variability in the sedation-analgesia and neuromuscular blockade protocols in therapeutic hypothermia in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest. The patient may have renal or hepatic involvement and the medications that can be used are susceptible to complications with the use of these drugs. Metabolism and elimination of these drugs are delayed for an unpredictable amount of time. Hypothermia produces delay in metabolism…show more content…
Ebright, DNS, CNS, RN. "Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest: What, Why, Who, and How." American Nurse Today 6.7 (2011): 1-3. Web. This article talks about the effects of cardiac arrest and how therapeutic hypothermia can improve the outcome of these patients. The article talks about the specific phases of hypothermia and what the nurse can anticipate is going to happen. The article talks about the possible adverse effects to be aware of and possible treatment of these. They talk about the role of the nurses in hypothermia

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