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Keywords

cardiac arrest, return of spontaneous circulation, targeted temperature management, therapeutic hypothermia

 

Authors

  1. Ng, Yuenhung BSN, RN, CCRN

Abstract

Abstract: Targeted temperature management can improve neurologic outcomes and survival rates for adults with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after cardiac arrest. Evidence suggests that actively maintaining the patient's temperature at 36[degrees] C (96.8[degrees] F) instead of 33[degrees] C (91.4[degrees] F) after ROSC results in fewer complications and may be a better option for select high-risk patients.