Therapeutic Hypothermia

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Treatment Quizzes & Trivia

Approaches to therapeutic hypothermia treatment.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the optimal outcome for the patient on therapeutic hypothermia?
    • A. 

      Survives with improved neurological function

    • B. 

      Survives with severe sepsis

    • C. 

      Survives but with altered mental status

    • D. 

      Survives in locked in syndrome

  • 2. 
    What is the rationale for administering a paralytic (neuromuscular blockade) to a patient on therapeutic hypothermia
    • A. 

      To prevent awareness of treatment

    • B. 

      To prevent the sensation of pain

    • C. 

      To prevent shivering

    • D. 

      To increase mechanical ventilation compliance

  • 3. 
    Why do the Arctic Sun pads (placed on the patient to keep the temperature between 32 and 34 degrees Celsius) come in different sizes?
    • A. 

      To allow room for respirations

    • B. 

      To allow patient care

    • C. 

      To prevent frost bite

    • D. 

      To cover a large surface area of the body