Therapeutic Hypothermia

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The learning outcomes are as follows:
1: Nurses will be able to state when therapeutic hypothermia should be used.
2: Nurses will be able describe three cooling processes.
3: Nurses will know how to care for the patient during the initiation phase.
4: Nurses will know how to care for the patient during the maintenance phase.
5: Nurses will know how to care for the patient during the rewarming phase.


Aguinaga-Meza, , M. (2015, May 29). 5/29/2015 1 Therapeutic Hypothermia: Where Do We Stand? Retrieved November 9, 2017, from https://www.heart.org/idc/groups/ahaecc-public/@wcm/@gra/documents/downloadable/ucm_474825.pdf

Koyfman, A., & Long, B. (2017, February 23). Targeted Temperature Management (Therapeutic Hypothermia). Retrieved November 09, 2017, from https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/812407-overview#a5'

Nolan, J. P., Morely, P. T., Vanden Hoek, T. L., & Hickey, R. W. (2017, April 24). Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest An Advisory Statement by the Advanced Life Support Task Force of the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Retrieved November 16, 2017, from https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/dd55/2d1474b45eb8e209cbbf7b11cb1f90ccb13b.pdf

Ryan Avery, K., O’Brien, M., Daddio Pierce, C., & Gazarian, P. K. (2015). Use of a Nursing Checklist to Facilitate Implementation of Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest. Critical Care Nurse, 35(1), 29-38. doi:10.4037/ccn2015937

Therapeutic Hypothermia after Cardiac Arrest General Guideline . (2014, March 12). Retrieved November 16, 2017, from https://www.med.upenn.edu/resuscitation/hypothermia/documents/MassGeneralHospital3.12.14.pdf

Therapeutic Hypothermia for treating sudden cardiac arrest patients. (2014, February 13). Retrieved November 09, 2017, from https://youtu.be/4KFZ4eQBz3o

Zach's Story - Saved From Sudden Cardiac Arrest With Therapeutic Hypothermia. (2013, December 12). Retrieved November 09, 2017, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ku5QMqGszB4

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