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Mild induced hypothermia after return of spontaneous circulation.

Abstract
There is evidence to suggest that the use of mild induced hypothermia (MIH) in patients who have had cardiac arrest can improve neurological prognosis and long-term survival to discharge rates, although there is some debate in the literature on the efficacy of the procedure. This article reviews the literature on MIH with the aim of increasing emergency nurses' awareness, knowledge and understanding of the evidence for the procedure.
AuthorsHollie Hall
JournalEmergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association (Emerg Nurse) Vol. 23 Issue 2 Pg. 27-31; quiz 33 (May 2015) ISSN: 1354-5752 [Print] England
PMID25952399 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Review)
Topics
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
  • Heart Arrest (nursing)
  • Humans
  • Hypothermia, Induced
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Prognosis

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