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A goal of the induction phase of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest is to:

a. quickly warm the patient to target body temperature.

b. slowly cool the patient to target body temperature.

c. quickly cool the patient to target body temperature.

d. slowly warm the patient to target body temperature.

Correct answer: c. In the induction phase, the goal is to cool the patient to target body temperature as quickly as possible.

To learn more, read the continuing education article: “Therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest: What, why, who, and how

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