Cleveland Ohio – (February 25, 2016)   Cryothermic Systems announces the adoption of its flagship product, the Cryothermic Cooling Pack by Allina Health EMS, to initiate pre-hospital cooling in the field for patients suffering from Sudden Cardiac Arrest, and other conditions where cooling has shown benefit.

For EMS systems and emergency departments, the Cryothermic Cooling Pack is a cost-effective substitute for chilled saline that can consistently cool the patient and provide a bridge to targeted temperature management systems in the hospital, and it has been shown to cool patients noninvasively and quickly by 1 to 3 degrees Celsius in less than 30 minutes.

“We are proud of our partnership with Allina Health EMS.  They have a national reputation for bringing best-of-class emergency medical care to benefit their patients,” said Mike Bunker, CEO of Cryothermic Systems, Inc.  “We look forward to partnering with Allina Health EMS and increasing the opportunity for better neurological outcomes for patients by initiating Cryothermic Cooling Packs at the scene and continuing use until the ICU.”

“We are dedicated to constantly improving care to the patients we serve in the greater Minneapolis region, and we believe that the Cryothermic Cooling Packs will assist us in doing that,” said Charles Lick, MD, Chief Medical Director of Allina Health EMS. “We believe the Cryothermic Cooling Pack offers a simple and cost-effective substitute to chilled saline for our patients who would benefit by early cooling.  We like that the Cryothermic Cooling Pack can be applied in seconds by our EMS personnel and its simplicity makes it the ideal product to immediately initiate and maintain patient cooling in the field, during transport and into our emergency departments.”

Allina Health EMS strives for continuous improvement in operations and embraces the organization’s mission of serving their communities with exceptional care.  Allina Health EMS has chosen to use Cryothermic Cooling Packs in compliance with AHA Guidelines which recommends to begin cooling sudden cardiac arrest patients as soon as possible in the field with a safer alternative to large boluses of chilled saline.