St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Becomes First Hospital in the Region to Implement Pre-Hospital Therapeutic Cooling to Save the Lives of Cardiac Arrest Patients
“We are setting a trend in critical care,” explained
St. Joseph’s Healthcare System uses therapeutic hypothermia, a body-cooling protocol to stabilize cardiac arrest patients whose hearts have stopped and have been restarted. The MICU team initiates this cooling procedure at the scene for patients who are being brought to the medical center, and it is continued for 24-36 hours in the hospital. St. Joseph’s also uses this procedure for those patients who are being cared for in the medical center. Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest has been supported by the American Heart Association for many years and has been used to save lives at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center.
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St. Joseph’s, located in
Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth since 1867, St. Joseph’s Healthcare System encompasses St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, an academic tertiary care state designated trauma center, which includes St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, an acute care state designated children’s hospital in
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