Introduction to Therapeutic Hypothermia
As nurses, many of you have taken basic life support (BLS), and/or advanced cardiac life support (ACLS) classes. The goal of these classes is to teach healthcare providers how to save the life of a patient that is in cardiac arrest, but do you know what to do after the return of spontaneous circulation? That is where therapeutic hypothermia comes into play! In order to preserve neurological function as much as possible after the fact, it is vital that all nurses understand how to induce hypothermia correctly. This unit of instruction will teach you this vital information, and may help you to save a life. This WebQuest is intended for use by all registered nurses.