What are the keys to reassuring parents of infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) who are undergoing hypothermia treatment?

Updated: Jul 18, 2018
  • Author: Santina A Zanelli, MD; Chief Editor: Dharmendra J Nimavat, MD, FAAP  more...
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Parents are often concerned about infants' pain and distress, parental-infant bonding, and outcomes following hypothermia treatment. [128] Keys to reassuring parents of infants undergoing hyperthermia include consistent communication, regular updates, and early, balanced discussions regarding potential long-term outcomes; parental involvement in decision making; and having strong support mechanisms. [128]

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