European Resuscitation Council and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine 2015 guidelines for post-resuscitation care

J.P. Nolan*, J. Soar, A. Cariou, T. Cronberg, V.R.M. Moulaert, C.D. Deakin, B.W. Bottiger, H. Friberg, K. Sunde, C. Sandroni

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2039-2056
JournalIntensive Care Medicine
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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