Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Center for Resuscitation Science

Hypothermia Protocols

Each link below will open a file containing the therapeutic hypothermia protocol from the institution shown. Members of the providing institutions have agreed to share their work for the sake of improving post-resuscitation care. Check back often, as we hope to add new protocols frequently. We now also have a protocol in Spanish, from the Hospital Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia in Costa Rica.

Please note that these protocols, while endorsed by the home institution, are not formal guidelines endorsed by any national organization. These protocols may not be directly applicable to other institutions, and therefore should be evaluated carefully. Finally, while attempts will be made to update these protocols periodically, there are no guarantees that these are completely up-to-date.

Last Updated: September 2, 2014