Category: Critical Care
Keywords: OHCA, IHCA, targeted temperature management, therapeutic hypothermia, postcardiac arrest (PubMed Search)
Fever has long been understood to be associated with worse outcomes in patients post-cardiac arrest. Whether ascribing to the goal of 33-34°C, 36°C, or simply <38°C, close monitoring and management of core temperatures are a tenet of post-cardiac arrest care.
A recently published study compared the effectiveness of several methods in maintaining temperatures <38°C…
Maintenance of temp <38°C:
Mean change in temp from baseline: