E-Learning Emergency Medicine Series

1.4 Post Resuscitation Care

Post–cardiac arrest care has significant potential to reduce early mortality caused by hemodynamic instability and later morbidity and mortality from multiorgan failure and brain injury.


Course Description

There is increasing recognition that systematic post–cardiac arrest care after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) can improve the likelihood of patient survival with good quality of life. This is based in part on the publication of results of randomized controlled clinical trials as well as a description of the post–cardiac arrest syndrome. Post–cardiac arrest care has significant potential to reduce early mortality caused by hemodynamic instability and later morbidity and mortality from multiorgan failure and brain injury.

Objectives include: 

  • Discuss Post Cardiac Arrest Syndrome
  • Identify and Understand of Post Resuscitative Care
  • Discuss the Identification of Cause of Cardiac Arrest
  • Understand Airway Management Following Cardiac Arrest
  • Understand Hemodynamic Management 
  • Identify and Discuss Managing Hypothermia
  • Discuss Glycemic Control Following Cardiac Arrest 
  • Discuss Seizure Management following Cardiac Arrest
Instructor Christopher Powe, Ph.D.
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