Evidence Based Guideline: Targeted Temperature Management Induced Hypothermia

Brief Description: Use of induced hypothermia has been shown to decrease the severity of ischemic brain damage for improved neurological outcomes at 6 months after cardiac arrest. Induced hypothermia has also been shown to be effective for refractory intracranial pressure (ICP) elevations. This guideline describes the use of hypothermia in patients following cardiac arrest in order to decrease the likelihood of ischemic brain damage and to increase the chance for favorable neurological outcomes.