Chapter 14. Post-Resuscitation Care

  1. Pam Moule RN, DipN, DipNE, BSc(Hons), MSc, EdD Reader and
  2. John W. Albarran RN, DipN (Lon.), BSc (Hons), PG Dip Ed, MSc, DPhil NFESC Reader
  1. Ben King Senior Resuscitation Officer

Published Online: 22 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316056.ch14

Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals, Second Edition

Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals, Second Edition

How to Cite

King, B. (2009) Post-Resuscitation Care, in Practical Resuscitation for Healthcare Professionals, Second Edition (eds P. Moule and J. W. Albarran), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316056.ch14

Editor Information

  1. University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Author Information

  1. Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, Gloucester, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405193542

Online ISBN: 9781444316056

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Keywords:

  • post-resuscitation care;
  • return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC);
  • key principles of post-resuscitation care and long-term survival approaches;
  • post-resuscitation management;
  • arterial oxygen saturation (SaO2) - percentage of haemoglobin saturated with oxygen;
  • cardiac monitoring;
  • central venous pressure (CVP) monitoring;
  • Glasgow Coma Scale - identifying trends in neurological function;
  • critical care areas as intensive therapy units (ITUs);
  • cardiac arrest casualties and continued care in post-resuscitation phase for survival chances

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Aims

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Post-Resuscitation Treatment

  • Monitoring

  • Investigations

  • Transfer

  • Prediction of Outcome

  • Care of Patient's Relatives

  • Care of the Staff

  • Review of Learning

  • Conclusion

  • References