Arctic Sun Treatment:
Fairfield Medical Center is one of the few hospitals in central Ohio to initiate a cutting-edge technology called the Arctic Sun. The Arctic Sun is the first non-invasive, sophisticated patient-cooling system that quickly and easily controls, monitors and precisely maintains core body temperature in a therapeutic range. A growing body of research demonstrates that mild hypothermia could potentially have a protective effect by reducing damage from cardiac arrest, stroke, brain injury and other traumatic events. Because the Arctic Sun is simple, safe, and easy-to-use, nursing staff can initiate hypothermia therapy soon after a patient arrives for care. The system accurately monitors and controls a patient's temperature in the range of 33 to 37 degrees Celsius.