European Resuscitation Council and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine 2015 guidelines for post-resuscitation care
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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.
KeywordsApparent Diffusion Coefficient Cardiac Arrest Target Temperature Management Good Neurological Outcome European Resuscitation Council
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Jerry P. Nolan, Editor-in-Chief Resuscitation.
Jasmeet Soar, Editor Resuscitation.
Alain Cariou, speakers honorarium BARD-France.
Tobias Cronberg, no conflict of interest reported.
Veronique R.M. Moulaert, no conflict of interest reported.
Charles D. Deakin, Director Prometheus Medical Ltd.
Bernd W. Böttiger, no conflict of interest reported.
Hans Friberg, speakers honorarium Bard Medical-Natus Inc.
Kjetil Sunde, no conflict of interest reported.
Claudio Sandroni, no conflict of interest reported.