Prehospital Hypothermic Resuscitation - JEMS Webcast April 15th

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Prehospital Hypothermic Resuscitation

April 15, 2009—1:00 PM EDT

The 2005 AHA guidelines represent a major shift in recommended methods of resuscitation, including a heavy focus on minimally interrupted compressions, control of ventilatory rates and utilization of induced hypothermia for post-resuscitation care. This webcast will present the science supporting the 2005 guidelines and describe the approach to translational medicine in the Wake County (N.C.) EMS System, lessons learned and the new scientific questions that have been raised.

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J. Brent Myers, MD, serves as the director and medical director for the Wake County EMS System in Raleigh, N.C. He also serves as an adjunct assistant professor of emergency medicine at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill and sees patients as an attending physician with Wake Emergency Physicians.

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