Therapeutic Hypothermia

The therapeutic hypothermia program at The Children’s Hospital offers an opportunity for critically compromised babies to increase their chance of survival by decreasing the demands on their bodies while the brain rests and responds to other interventions.
It requires a 72-hour treatment starting within six hours of a baby’s birth and involves careful monitoring of multiple physiologic and hematological parameters in the adjunctive use of ultrasound and electroencephalogram (EEG) studies.