A review of cooling patients with severe cerebral insult in ICU (Part 1)

A review of cooling patients with severe cerebral insult in ICU (Part 1) Summary • A review of the literature was undertaken to determine the existence of any evidence to support cooling strategies used in the ICU • The focus of the review was to examine previous findings on the specific problems of cooling patients with severe cerebral insult • Cooling methods that use external physical cooling strategies as well as the effects of antipyretics and vasoactive drugs were examined • Overall, it would appear that conclusions for practice remain unclear • The findings led to the implementation of a pilot study, the findings of which will be discussed in Part 2 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nursing in Critical Care Wiley

A review of cooling patients with severe cerebral insult in ICU (Part 1)

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Summary • A review of the literature was undertaken to determine the existence of any evidence to support cooling strategies used in the ICU • The focus of the review was to examine previous findings on the specific problems of cooling patients with severe cerebral insult • Cooling methods that use external physical cooling strategies as well as the effects of antipyretics and vasoactive drugs were examined • Overall, it would appear that conclusions for practice remain unclear • The findings led to the implementation of a pilot study, the findings of which will be discussed in Part 2

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Nursing in Critical CareWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2003

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