Cardiac arrest for a hypothermic patient

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serious question: so if you find a frozen person down, do you do CPR on them while they go to the hospital? or just let the ER know you are bringing in a frozen body with L&S and let them know they are going to be dethawed when they get there? Are there any interventions that you could or should do that would be a positive benefit to the patient?
Literally frozen torso? No. You don't work that. That is cold and dead.
 

VFlutter

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Literally frozen torso? No. You don't work that. That is cold and dead.
To clarify, some of these patients will have varying degrees of muscle rigidity and chest wall non-compliance but still be potentially viable. But as you said frozen torso is a no go.
 

EpiEMS

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So this guy is a no go, eh?



(Unsafe scene!)
 

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