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John Freese, MD

John Freese, MD

John Freese, MD, serves as FDNY’s medical director of training and on-line medical control, as well as director of prehospital research. He is the principal investigator for NYC Project Hypothermia, and he maintains an active clinical practice with the Department of Emergency Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital, a Level I trauma center in lower Manhattan.

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Driving Toward ‘Cool’ Resuscitation Care

In 2009, New York City began a regional hypothermia program that has helped standardize post-arrest care. Dr. John Freese reports on the next stage of this program: inducing cooling in the field.


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Regionalized Cardiac Arrest Care

FDNY created a regional protocol for initiating hypothermia on cardiac patients. This article reports initial results as well as lessons learned for EMS systems wanting to initiate similar protocols.


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