Nursing Care for Patients with Targeted Temperature Management Post Cardiac Arrest

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  • มยุลี สำราญญาติ Lecturer, Faculty of Chiang Mai University

Keywords:

Targeted temperature management, Nursing care post cardiac arrest

Abstract

Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) is a good outcome treatment for post cardiac arrest patients who have a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) with coma. The objective of the treatment is neuro-protection and cardio-protection. The important principle and step of treatment are rapid cooling during induction phase, sustainable targeted temperature during maintenance phase, and slowly increased temperature during rewarming phase. However serious complications may occur every phrase of the treatment. Nurses have a significant role in assessment, monitoring, prevention, and management these complications. Effective care will improve the patients’ survivor with good neurological function. Moreover, patients and families might increase satisfaction with quality of care.

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2017-12-31

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