Cardiac Arrest in Special Circumstances: Hypothermic Cardiac Arrest

This session concentrates on patients with actual or impending cardiopulmonary arrest.
Radiation can be subdivided into two categories - ionizing and non-ionizing, both of which have an effect on human tissue
The physiological effects of hypothermia mean that the management of cardiac arrest requires an altered approach.
This session covers the assessment, treatment and management of patients presenting to an ED with the effects of hypothermia and frostbite.
This session considers the three main forms of drug related hyperthermia, malignant hyperthermia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome and serotonin syndrome.
Diving-related problems can present in many ways and their appropriate and timely management is essential for good outcomes and patient safety.
Approximately 800 heat related deaths occur annually in the UK. In 2003, a heat wave in Southern England resulted in over 1000 deaths
Chemical incidents usually happen following leaks, explosions or fires in industrial settings
Lyme disease is a spirochete infection transmitted by ticks. ED presentation, although rare, is important to identify to enable early treatment.
The usual response to submersion is a voluntary breath hold, to prevent aspiration of water.