Kalee Bilinovic Analysis of Cardiac Arrest Patients: Pre-Therapeutic Hypothermia
SchoolTrinity High School
MentorMaryanne Hawkins, RN
DepartmentIntensive Care Unit at marymount Hospital
Analysis of Cardiac Arrest Patients: Pre-Therapeutic Hypothermia
A high rate of post cardiac arrest patients will suffer from global brain
ischemia, other neurological damage, or even death.
Data were collected from 59 cardiac arrest patients at Marymount
Hospital from January 1, 2010, to June 30, 2010. If a patient expired during the arrest, the data were dismissed from the study. Information such as temperature, temperature instrument, blood pressure, respirations, pulse, oxygen, level of consciousness, skin integrity, and body surface area was observed.
30% of the patients suffered from unusually low levels of consciousness, which is a cause of brain damage. 77% had been administered high levels of oxygen to try to prevent neurological damage. Patients’ temperature will be lowered 4.36°C, on average, to induce hypothermia. 17 patients died during their arrest and another 22 died sometime after their arrest.