New concept: Can Resuscitation be delayed?

31 marzo 2015

A team of researchers has laid the foundation for new resuscitation guidelines for severely hypothermic patients in cardiac arrest. The general rule for treatment of patients in cardiac arrest is that once resuscitation measures have begun, they must be continued uninterruptedly until the patient shows signs of life or is pronounced dead. A new study has shown that in the specific case of severely hypothermic victims with a core body temperature below 28°C, resuscitation can be delayed and periodically interrupted for short intervals during transportation in the mountains without jeopardizing survival.