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Arctic Sun Therapeutic Cooling Device at Center of Heroic Rescue
Date:5/25/2010

prop5;s.prop15='94809114';s.tl(this,'o','ExternalLink');" target='_blank' href="http://www.mission4health.com/">Mission Hospital and received permission to borrow an Arctic Sun.  Ms. Strydom personally drove the 65-mile round trip to pick up the machine and its high-tech cooling pads.

By phone, Mission Hospital therapeutic temperature nurse-experts Mary Kay Bader and Teresa Wavra guided the Anaheim Regional nurses over the next several days as they instituted mild hypothermia followed by slow rewarming to protect Ms. Ervin from brain damage.

Two weeks of seizures followed.  But on Christmas day Ms. Ervin uttered her first words.  

At the opening session of this year's American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) annual meeting in Washington DC, incoming president Beth Hammer praised the nurses for their actions, which epitomized the association's theme, Act With Intention.  

"The depth and level of collaboration these nurses acted with to save a patient in an unusually dire situation is breathtaking," Hammer said.

Then Brynn Ervin and her husband Kyle took the stage, having traveled across the country to reunite with, and say thank you to, the caring nurses who saved their family.

"It brought down the house," said Medivance CEO Robert Kline.  "We applaud these heroic healthcare providers who are committed to saving lives.  They overcame enormous obstacles, including lack of experience with our device.  Medivance is the market leader in therapeutic temperature management in good part because of the relative e
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