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...
  • Print
Answer

Answer

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)


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!