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Understanding therapeutic hypothermia

Yacono, Christian S. MHS, PA-C; Eider, Stephanie MHS, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants: February 2017 - Volume 30 - Issue 2 - p 29–34
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000511792.75301.73
Review Article

ABSTRACT Therapeutic hypothermia is a relatively new protocol that can improve patients' chances of favorable neurologic outcomes after cardiac arrest. However, implementation rates remain low nationwide. This article describes recommendations for and benefits of therapeutic hypothermia in postresuscitation care.

Christian S. Yacono practices cardiac electrophysiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is an adjunct faculty member in the PA program at Drexel University, both in Philadelphia, Pa. At the time this manuscript was written, Stephanie Eider was a student in the PA program at Drexel University. She now practices primary care at Potomac Physician Associates in Germantown, Md. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2017 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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