The aim of the ERC-ESICM guidelines on temperature control after cardiac arrest in adults is to provide evidence-based guidance in adults who are comatose after resuscitation from either in-hospital or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, regardless of the underlying cardiac rhythm.

These guidelines replace the recommendations on temperature management after cardiac arrest included in the 2021 post-resuscitation care guidelines co-issued by the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM).

The invited experts of this podcast, Prof Sandroni and Prof Nolan, describe the methodology followed and explain the panel suggestions on guideline implementation and the identified priorities for future research.

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Original article: ERC‑ESICM guidelines on temperature control after cardiac arrest in adults


Claudio SANDRONI. Department of Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine and Anaesthesiology, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A. Gemelli-IRCCS, Rome (IT). Chair of the ESICM Trauma & Emergency Medicine Section.

Jerry P. NOLAN. School of Clinical Science, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK and Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath (UK).

Laura BORGSTEDT. Clinic for Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine and University of Munich (DE). ESICM NEXT Committee Member.

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