Targeted temperature management (TTM) is a therapy recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) for unresponsive patients who achieve return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after sudden cardiac death. The goal of TTM is to improve neurological and long-term outcomes for these patients. This course provides information about TTM including the history of these guidelines, indications for therapy, and management of patients undergoing TTM. The goal of this course is to equip nurses with knowledge of the history, indications for use, and nursing care for patients undergoing targeted temperature management.
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Cardiac Arrest and Therapeutic Hypothermia
Harmful Effects of Hypoxia
Brief History of TTM
Benefits of TTM
Who Benefits from TTM?
Timing of TTM
Preparing for TTM
Reducing Risks Associated with TTM
Return to Normothermia
The Future of TTM
Section 3: Clinical Vignette
Section 4: Conclusion
Laura Bell, BSN, RN, CCRN is a SME writer for Relias with over 15 years of acute care experience in nursing. She began working in adult critical care at Wake Med Cary Hospital in 2011, obtained her CCRN certification in 2016, and served in the role of Rapid Response/Code Blue/Rounding RN for over 2 years. She continues to work as a staff nurse in the intensive care unit. Laura has a passion for education and excellence in nursing care. She has been involved in numerous special projects and educational activities to improve staff development, evidence-based clinical practice, and patient satisfaction. She continues to strive for excellence in education and clinical development as an acute care course writer.
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