Therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest (IPG386)
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on Therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest
People who have a cardiac arrest can sometimes develop neurological problems because of the lack of oxygen to the brain.
In this procedure, after resuscitation a cooling device is used to reduce the person’s core temperature to 32–34°C to reduce the risk of developing neurological problems.
X51.2 Active cooling
In addition the ICD-10 code I46.0 Cardiac arrest with successful resuscitation is assigned.
The NHS Classifications Service of NHS Connecting for Health is the central definitive source for clinical coding guidance and determines the coding standards associated with the classifications (OPCS-4 and ICD-10) to be used across the NHS. The NHS Classifications Service and NICE work collaboratively to ensure the most appropriate classification codes are provided. www.connectingforhealth.co.uk/clinicalcoding
- IPG 386 Therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest: guidance (web format)
- IPG 386 Therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest: equality impact assessment
- Therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest: press release
- IPG 386 Therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest: consultation comments
- Therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest - Consultation Document
- Therapeutic hypothermia following cardiac arrest - Overview
This page was last updated: 15 June 2012
- Web format
- Full Guidance (PDF)
- IPG386 Lleihau'r risg o niwed i'r ymennydd ar ôl ataliad ar y galon drwy oeri rheoledig: deall canllawiau NICE (fformat MS Word)
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