European Resuscitation Council and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine 2015 guidelines for post-resuscitation care

Claudio Sandroni, Jerry P. Nolan, Jasmeet Soar, Alain Cariou, Tobias Cronberg, Véronique R. M. Moulaert, Charles D. Deakin, Bernd W. Bottiger, Hans Friberg, Kjetil Sunde

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Abstract

The European Resuscitation Council and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine have collaborated to produce these post-resuscitation care guidelines, which are based on the 2015 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Science with Treatment Recommendations. Recent changes in post-resuscitation care include: (a) greater emphasis on the need for urgent coronary catheterisation and percutaneous coronary intervention following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of likely cardiac cause; (b) targeted temperature management remains important but there is now an option to target a temperature of 36 °C instead of the previously recommended 32-34 °C; (c) prognostication is now undertaken using a multimodal strategy and there is emphasis on allowing sufficient time for neurological recovery and to enable sedatives to be cleared; (d) increased emphasis on rehabilitation after survival from a cardiac arrest.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2039-2056
Number of pages18
JournalIntensive Care Medicine
Volume41
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Anoxia-Ischemia
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Coma
  • Hypothermia
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Prognosis

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