Neonatal Brain Cooling Club

Neonatal Brain Cooling Club

Online, On-Demand Seminars | taught by Kathi Salley-Randall

Course description

Online, On-Demand Seminars 
Join our international faculty panel to learn the latest in research and clinical care for infants with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy who are undergoing Therapeutic Hypothermia.
▶︎ NETWORK with other cooling centers around the globe
▶︎ SHARE  best practices and quality improvement projects
▶︎ FOCUS  on the neonatal brain

We are going to bring the international experts in cooling right to you. 
No travel, no conference rooms, no scheduling conflicts.
The program is scientific, evidence based, and practical.
We do the training so you can focus on the implementation.
The training will be available 24/7 so all shifts can access it.

Course Objectives

BACKGROUND 
  • Describe the two-phase pathophysiology of HIE and how therapeutic hypothermia impacts the injury
  • List at least two other neonatal conditions that might mimic HIE during the first day of life
  • Discuss the evidence for the current cooling therapy and two ongoing research projects to direct future practice
ASSESS 
  • List the eligibility criteria for therapeutic hypothermia in your NICU in terms of: infant characteristics, timing of intervention and contraindications
  • Name the tool your NICU uses to assess infants with HIE; and list atleast two abnormal exam findings which might qualify an infant for therapeutic hypothermia.

MONITORING & IMAGING 

  • Identify two expected aEEG patterns during HIE and describe the expected evolution during the first days of life
  • Describe the significance of high and low cerebral NIRS values during therapeutic hypothermia
  • Discuss the rationale for the type and timing of neuro-imaging for infants with HIE
  • Describe the implementation process for non-sedated MRI

CARING DURING COOLING 

  • Discuss the risk for, and managment of, at least one potential clinical complication encountered during the three phases of therapeutic hypothermia: inducation, maintanence and rewarming.
  • Recognize the clinical presentation of neonatal seizures and outline the traditional pharmacologic managment
  • Describe one or more benefits of using a servo-controlled temperature regulatory device  
  • Discuss the pros and cons of: sedation, feeding, and infant holding during cooling
  • Discuss the role of OT, PT, and developmental specialists for infant with HIE - during cooling and beyond
  • List three strategies to improve communication with parents whose infants are undergoing cooling

FOLLOW UP & QUALITY

  • Describe at least one common feeding-related concern seen in infants with HIE
  • List atleast three quality care metrics which could be measured for your hypothermia program




This course was inspired by a desire to help NICU's satisfy the new California recommendations for cooling centers in the State, but it has grown to so much more.

This course will focus on the major areas required by the California Children Services but also contain bonus content from extraordinary NICU experts from around the globe that we believe will serve your practice in a much more comprehensive way.


Classroom Licenses available!

Would you like to pay for your entire NICU team? Save with our group classroom license.

Groups of 10+ - save $100 each

Groups of 50+ - save $199 each



This course has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number 15417, for up to 8 contact hours.

* Due to the digital nature of this course, there are no refunds.


Kathi Salley-Randall
Kathi Salley-Randall
RN, MSN, CNS, NNP-BC

Kathi Randall has had an interest is the sub-specialty of neonatal neurology since her days as a bedside nurse. She has been an educator on fetal/ neonatal brain development, neuro-protective care, and neuro-monitoring and assessment for the last 15 years. Her passion for this topic has taken her around the globe as an invited speaker and guest at a number of universities and conferences.

Course Curriculum