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Critical Care in Emergency Medicine

Hypothermia for Post-Arrest Patients with Spontaneous Return of Circulation - Part 2

David Farcy, MD FAAEM FCCMDavid Farcy, MD FAAEM FCCM
David Farcy, MD FAAEM FCCM, Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical in Miami Beach, Florida, speaks with David Gaieski, MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of University of Pennsylvania. Drs. Farcy and Gaieski discuss hypothermia for post-cardiac arrest patients with return of spontaneous circulation. In part 2 of this series, the discussion covers the nuts and bolts of the hypothermia process. Discussion points include: controlling shivering, major physiological and hematological effects, the re-warming process, and the future of hypothermia. Intro music by NICOCO, "Quiberon," from the album "Nicoco," powered by JAMENDO.


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