What are the 2015 AHA recommendations for postresuscitation TTM?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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The revised 2015 recommendations for TTM include the following [43] :

  • TTM for comatose adult patients with ROSC (class I)

  • A constant temperature of 32-36° C during TTM (class I)

  • TTM for at least 24 hours after achieving target temperature (class IIa)

  • Routine prehospital cooling of patients after ROSC with rapid infusion of cold IV fluids is not recommended (class III)

  • Prevention of fever in comatose patients after TTM may be reasonable (class IIb)

  • Use of sedation and analgesia in critically ill patients who require mechanical ventilation or shivering suppression during induced hypothermia after cardiac arrest is reasonable (class IIb)

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