Instructions For Hospitals Concerning Treatment of Cryonics Patients
The following should be done IMMEDIATELY after clinical death of the cryonics patient:
Cool patient by TOPICAL APPLICATION OF ICE
or other coolant, WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE HEAD. If the ice is directly from the
freezer, use with a towel between the patient and ice to avoid surface freezing.
Please LEAVE IN PLACE ANY ACCESS OR DRAINAGE TUBES, such as I.V., N.G., Foley,
and/or tracheotomy tube with oxygen line. If an I.V. line is not in place, please insert one post-mortem.
ADMINISTER HEPARIN (INTRAVENOUSLY IF POSSIBLE). Use 30,000 units (40,000 units
if the patient is over 200 pounds).
If possible, after pronouncement of death, use prompt CPR-like compressions to
MAINTAIN HEART AND LUNG FUNCTION. Vigorous compressions for 5 to 15 minutes helps
to delay deterioration, improves heat transfer and helps to circulate heparin throughout the body.
CALL CRYONICS INSTITUTE EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS BELOW UNTIL CRYONICS
INSTITUTE PERSONNAL ARE ALERTED:
Cryonics Institute: (586) 791-5961
Facility Manager Pager: (313) 990-5916
Faulmann & Walsh Funeral Home: (586) 293-3390
RELEASE PATIENT WITH NO DELAY TO CRYONICS INSTITUTE PERSONNEL
(or representative of Funeral Home) upon their arrival.