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University of Pennsylvania

Cardiac Arrest, Hypothermia, and Resuscitation Science

University of Pennsylvania via Coursera


This course will explore new breakthroughs in the treatment of patients during cardiac arrest and after successful resuscitation, including new approaches to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and post-arrest care. Topics will include: (1) the underlying challenges of cardiac arrest in public health, (2) the important role of chest compressions and ventilations, and new thinking about how to improve these approaches in resuscitation care, (3) the role of defibrillation and the exciting growth of automatic external defibrillation (AED) programs, and (4) the new science of targeted temperature management, also known as therapeutic hypothermia, to improve brain function after circulation is restored. This course is designed for a broad audience including the lay public, emergency medical personnel and other health care providers.

Taught by

Benjamin Abella


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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    este curso es muy instructivo acerca de las ventajas de la hipotermia. aclara algunos conceptos que ocurren durante los episodios de parada cardio-respiratoria , y de algunas mejoras de la ejecucion tecnica de la RCP.

    Me ha gustado mucho.
  • Enric Compte

    Enric Compte completed this course.

    Este Curso es muy instructivo about Las Ventajas de la hipotermia. Aclara algunos concepts Que ocurren Durante los los Episodios de parada cardio-respiratoria, y de ALGUNAS Mejoras de la ejecucion tecnica de la RCP. Me ha gustado Mucho.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    Fascinating and clearly presented.

    More people should sign up for this class!
  • Jonathan Golland completed this course.

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