One area hospital has a new piece of equipment that is setting industry standards for Acadiana. Regional Medical Center of Acadiana has a new way of treating patients that go into cardiac arrest. It's called the Arctic Sun 5000.
The way it works is by using hydro gel pads which stick to the skin, and then a small machine begins to pump water through, cooling the body rapidly as it goes.
Studies found that cooling down the body temperature to about 91 degrees reduces neurological damage and allows the body to recover faster. The standard way to do that is through ice baths, which are not as effective and are timely. This new technology may be seen in more hospitals as it catches on.