The February issue of SJ Magazine featured an article about life saving medical advances in emergency cardiac care. Therapeutic hypothermia is a treatment used on cardiac arrest patients. After a patient is resuscitated, they are cooled so that their core body temperature drops in order to prevent brain damage caused by the heart stopping.
The Philadelphia Inquirer recently published an article about hospital paramedics who are using the cooling process of icing cardiac-arrest patients in the ambulance, even before they get to the ER, to prevent neurological damage.
Critical Care and Emergency Medicine researchers at Cooper University Hospital have published a research study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), one of the leading medical journals. Their research, which was a large multicenter study of adult patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after resuscitation from cardiac arrest, found that exposure to hyperoxia, or excessively high oxygen levels in the blood, is a common occurrence and an independent predictor of in-hospital mortality.
Cooper University Hospital is proud to appoint Carolyn E. Bekes, M.D., as Chief Medical Officer.
“Dr. Bekes has had a very successful career at Cooper and has served in many and varied capacities. Through effective leadership and hard work, I am confident that she will continue to excel within this new position.” said John P. Sheridan, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer.