Therapeutic Hypothermia

67 year old male found in cardiac arrest. EMS performed one round of CPR, epi, and single shock before ROSC. On arrival he withdraws to painful stimuli, but is otherwise unresponsive and he does not open his eyes. Does this patient meet criteria for therapeutic hypothermia?

Take the time now to review the indications, contraindications, and management of post-cardiac arrest therapeutic hypothermia.

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