Therapeutic hypothermia during neonatal transport: data from the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) and California Perinatal Transport System (CPeTS) for 2010

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From: Journal of Perinatology(Vol. 33, Issue 3)
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Document Type: Report
Length: 4,286 words
Lexile Measure: 1650L

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate cooling practices and neonatal outcomes in the state of California during 2010 using the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative and California Perinatal Transport System databases. STUDY DESIGN: Database analysis to determine the perinatal and neonatal demographics and outcomes of neonates cooled in transport or after admission to a cooling center. RESULT: Of the 223 infants receiving therapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) in California during 2010, 69% were cooled during transport. Despite the frequent use of cooling in transport, cooling center admission temperature was in the target range (33-34[degrees]C) in only 62 (44%). Among cooled infants, gestational age was 6h in 20 (11%). When initiated at the birth hospital, cooling was initiated at CONCLUSION: More than half of the infants cooled in transport do not achieve target temperature by the time of arrival at the cooling center. The use of cooling devices may improve temperature regulation on transport. Journal of Perinatology (2013) 33, 194-197; doi: 10.1038/jp.2012.144; published online 6 December 2012 Keywords: hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy; therapeutic hypothermia; transport cooling; California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC);California Perinatal Transport System (CPeTS)

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A321680232