Therapeutic Hypothermia for Treatment of Neonatal Encephalopathy

Current Research and Nursing Care

Carmen K. Cederholm, BSN, RN, CCRN; C. Michael Cotten, MD, MHS


NAINR. 2014;14(2):77-81. 

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NE is a condition that has severe consequences when left untreated. Over the past few decades, TH has emerged as a useful option for treating NE. Research is still needed to increase understanding of the NE disease process, identify adjunct treatments, and develop more precise ways of predicting outcomes. As the process of TH is perfected, the use of this treatment will spread more rapidly and more infants will benefit from its use.