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Christopher Cooper
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  • Warsaw, NC
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Rapid induction of hypothermia for Stemi patients
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Ok ladies and gentleman, I need a little help here. I am currently trying to gather information on inducing hypothermia on stemi patients. The info out there seems to be fairly limited at this point.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Skip Kirkwood Jan 6, 2012.

 

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Feb 23, 2012
Skip Kirkwood replied to Christopher Cooper's discussion Rapid induction of hypothermia for Stemi patients
"We have not gone down that path due to lack of evidence."
Jan 6, 2012
Rick Leonard replied to Christopher Cooper's discussion Rapid induction of hypothermia for Stemi patients
"I attended the ECCU conference last year and sat in on several seminars referencing therapeutic hypothermia. This question was asked of several experts and the consensus was unanimous. Induced hypothermia is not recommended and may be harmful in the…"
Jan 5, 2012
The Cannulator replied to Christopher Cooper's discussion Rapid induction of hypothermia for Stemi patients
"There's a quandary then- A STEMI 1-3 hours from a cathlab. I wouldn't call 35C hypothermia perse`. I remember some studies vaguely in Melbourne Australia some time ago in the ED of a metro hospital but I think it went the way of devices…"
Dec 24, 2011
John Dugan replied to Christopher Cooper's discussion Rapid induction of hypothermia for Stemi patients
"The AHA has not released any data or research on Hypothermia in regards to STEMI.  Chris's first post was right on in that it currently is not indicated.  The keys are FMC (first Medical Contact) to Balloon in 90min or…"
Dec 13, 2011
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Rapid induction of hypothermia for Stemi patients

Ok ladies and gentleman, I need a little help here. I am currently trying to gather information on inducing hypothermia on stemi patients. The info out there seems to be fairly limited at this point. The EMS system I work for part time has an amazing cardiac program, and we are trying to enhance it and make it more aggressive in same ways.Any help in getting information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.See More
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Dec 10, 2011
Christopher Cooper replied to Christopher Cooper's discussion Rapid induction of hypothermia for Stemi patients
"The study is being done by Professor David Erlinge out of Lund University in Sweden, started in June of this year. The other study was titled RapidICE-MI I believe, which was the inconclusive one."
Dec 10, 2011
Christopher Cooper replied to Christopher Cooper's discussion Rapid induction of hypothermia for Stemi patients
"One study I found suggested that patients cooled to 35 degrees Celcius showed a 38% decrease in damage to the infarct area. There as a study underway in Europe right now showing similar positive results. The idea is that rapidly cooling a patient…"
Dec 10, 2011
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Rapid induction of hypothermia for Stemi patients

Ok ladies and gentleman, I need a little help here. I am currently trying to gather information on inducing hypothermia on stemi patients. The info out there seems to be fairly limited at this point. The EMS system I work for part time has an amazing cardiac program, and we are trying to enhance it and make it more aggressive in same ways.Any help in getting information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.See More
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Employer/Affiliation
Paramedic/EMT-I/EMT-D
Primary Agency/Department Type
Municipal Agency
Primary Department/Agency Name
Lenoir County Emergency Services, EMS Division
Years in EMS/Public Safety
15
My Training:
EMT-P initial, ACLS, PALS, ITLS, AMLS, CPR, NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800.
About Me
Career medic and lifelong student.
Day Job
Paramedic, career life student
I Love Being in EMS Because
there is no better feeling that helping someone in a time of need.
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Separated

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