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Quick Tip for Families in ICU: How Long Does it Take to Wake Up After Seizures and Cardiac Arrest?
Hi, it’s Patrik Hutzel from intensivecarehotline.com with another quick tip for families in intensive care.
This morning, I was talking to a client who’s had the 35-year-old girlfriend in intensive care after cardiac arrest and some seizures. So, the client is asking me how long it takes to wake up after cardiac arrests and seizures and the situation is that the seizure still can’t be controlled after the cardiac arrest and it’s been two weeks now.
So, in a situation like that, it can actually take a lot longer to come out of induced coma, especially when the seizures can’t be controlled because the minute you take or try and take a patient out of the induced coma the seizures will come up again.
And, therefore. it’s almost impossible to get out of the induced coma because of an unstable airway and the need for mechanical ventilation. In a situation like that, a tracheostomy can help which is what happened to my client’s girlfriend. She had a tracheostomy and that should hopefully help her to get out of the induced coma but first of all, they need to be able to control the seizures.
So that’s my tip for today go and have a look at our case studies at intensivecarehotline.com and I’ll talk to you in a few days.