1. Introduction.- 2. Pre-hospital therapeutic hypothermia.-3. Molecular Mechanism of Reperfusion Injury.- 4. Cardiac Arrest: Who Should Be Cooled?.- 5. Hypothermia: How to Cool.- 6. How to Implement Therapeutic Hypothermia in the Hospital.- 7. Post-Cardiac Arrest: How to Develop and Implement a Standard Therapeutic Hypothermia Protocol?.- 8. Complications of Therapeutic Hypothermia Following Cardiac Arrest.- 9. Pharmacology & Therapeutic Hypothermia.- 10. Determination of Neurological Prognosis.- 11. Therapeutic hypothermia as a treatment of myocardial infarction and cardiogenic shock
Therapeutic hypothermia has emerged as a very important treatment option for patients with cardiac arrest as it provides significant protection from developing neurologic injury once the patient has been successfully resuscitated. Studies have demonstrated over 15% absolute risk reduction in death and neurologic injury using this therapy. Although hospitals and medical centers have become familiar with this important intervention it still remains greatly under utilized due to an experience and lack of resources to safely and effectively deploy such a program. The objective of this book is to educate and familiarize both providers and institutions as to how to develop and deploy and provide therapeutic hypothermia to their patients.
The current knowledge for this is provided by speakers and national experts and also by literature review. There are several courses being provided on this as well throughout the US. These are good venues for people to come and see and get hands on experience, but there still needs to be a concrete book with references on how to go about getting this program started.
A ?how to book? to educate and familiarize both providers and institutions with the deployment of therapeutic hypothermia
The reader will get a sense of the importance of the program and how it works
The book teaches its reader how to apply these protocols and use therapeutic hypothermia as a tool in different clinical settings