Re: Keeping a Cool Head

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon May 15 2000 - 21:02:33 MDT writes:

> I have seen a device that was tried in the UK by paramedics at RTA's
> where a crash helmet type devices was placed on the victims of head trauma,
> Then CO2 was pumped through the helmet creating dry ice and rapidly cooling
> the patients head.

Er, such means are not effective. Apart from peritoneal lavage or heat
exchange via partial liquid ventilation, you're out of luck.

There are no fieldable devices for the latter yet, and the former is
beyond the skill scope of the ambulance crew.

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